Ireland -Restructuring at Bord na Móna after bad harvest -September 18, 2012

Trade unions are meeting the management of Bord na Móna, who lost 2.5m tons of peat over the last four months due to bad weather. While restructuring plans were already underway, the bad harvest has worsened the company’s financial situation. Closure of the workshop at Boora and staff reductions in Longford, Westmeath, Laois, Offaly, Kildare, Roscommon and Mayo are expected. In direct response to the bad harvest, 105 seasonal employees who would work in the company’s feedstock business this winter will lose their job, 90 employees will be affected by a short-time working scheme and several full-time staff will be redeployed to the feedstock business.



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