Ireland - Redundancy deal reached on Bord na Móna plant - January 31, 2018

Unions at peat briquette production company Bord na Móna have reached agreement on the terms of redundancy for up to 70 workers at the firm's peat briquette plant in Tipperary, following months of negotiations. The plant was closed down by the company in May 2017 - blaming a decline in briquette sales and global issues and talks between the company and the unions have been underway since. The semi-state company is, after more than eight decades of peat production, very much in a state of ‘transition and transformation’. The proposed redundancy terms include six weeks’ pay per year of service inclusive of statutory entitlements, plus allowances, a 500 euro voucher and other benefits. Redeployment options have been agreed with a one year settling in period.

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