Union in talks on logistics jobs
Union representatives from Siptu will attend talks at the Labour Relations Commission tomorrow to discuss planned redundancies at logistics firm Johnson Brothers.
The union said the announcement earlier this month by the Ballymount, Dublin, company that it planned to implement redundancies had come as a shock to workers.
"Since then the union has had a number of meetings with our members at Johnson Brothers. We have also held discussions with management and attended an initial LRC meeting on Friday, 11th January," said Siptu organiser Karan O'Loughlin.
"At the LRC meeting Siptu representatives will discuss with management how the company can maximise job retention through staff redeployment within the company and where possible employment by DHL, the company to which distribution work at Johnson Brothers is being outsourced." she added.
The firm, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Shannon Transport Logistics, is a sales and marketing, merchandising, distribution and logistics provider and employs 283 people. Management wants to cut the workforce to 200.