Union official says Cameron workers are being poorly treated

cameronA union official is accusing the owners of the Cameron plant in Longford of not being truthful with the workforce there over the past year.

A total of 170 workers at the Cameron plant are due to be let go over the next six months with just 50 positions set to remain in the research and development end.

Up to 60 workers at the plant took voluntary redundancy last year and it had been hoped the remainder of the jobs could be saved.

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The offer which has been accepted by the workers who belong to the Unite union this week included 3 weeks’ pay per year of service on top of the statutory entitlements of two weeks.

It also included lump sum payments ranging from €500 euro for the first two years of service, up to €6,500 for over 35 years.

The package accepted by the remainder of the workforce is better than the one achieved by the workers who left last year, and Willie Quigley says he feels the company knew all along that they’d be effectively closing the operation this year.