Ireland -Pharmaceutical plant closed -March 7, 2013

Pharmaceutical company MSD is to close its plant at Rathdrum in Co Wicklow by the end of 2015, resulting in the loss of 280 jobs. The company told workers that operations at the site will be ceased in two years' time. Manufacturing activities will start to be phased out in 2014, but no staff reductions are expected until the end of next year. Unions have the intention to secure agreement with the company that this time is used to ensure that each and every member receives the opportunity to train up so that they will be in a position to secure employment elsewhere.

English: http://www.rte.ie/news/business/2013/0307/374559-msd-to-close ...

http://www.irishtimes.com/news/unions-hopeful-over-msd-workers ...

 

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