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SIPTU to attend Labour Court over Johnson Brothers job losses

The union will be seeking to maximise the retention of jobs which the company want to outsource.

Image: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

SIPTU REPRESENTATIVES WILL attend the Labour Relations Commission (LRC) today to discuss how to maximise the retention of jobs at Johnson Brothers in Ballymount, Dublin.

The sales and marketing, merchandising, distribution and logistics provider currently employs 283 people in Dublin.

On 4 January, management at the company called employees into a meeting to inform them that 83 jobs would be lost in its warehouse and transport operations due to outsourcing. The union said the announcement came as a shock to workers and since then SIPTU has had a number of meetings with them.

Union representatives have also held discussions with management at the company and attended an initial LRC meeting last Friday.

Speaking ahead of this morning’s meeting, SIPTU organiser Karan O’Loughlin said the purpose of the meeting will be to maximise jobs retention through staff redeployment within the company and where possible employment by DHL, the company to which the work is being outsourced.

Related: Workers to meet union after Dublin company cuts 83 jobs>

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