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Jobs blow in Gaoth Dobhair as Sioen Ireland seek redundancies

Sioen

SIOEN Ireland based in Gweedore Business Park has announced that they are seeking redundancies. This will be effective from December 1st. 2014.

Belgian based Sioen Industries NV, the European leading producer of technical textiles,  has made the decision to transfer some production capacity from Sioen Ireland to a sister company in Romania, which results in reducing the labour requirements  in Donegal.  Production will continue on a lower scale.

However, in making this decision on redundancy, Sioen Ireland will provide the opportunity for staff to seek voluntary redundancy.

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Over the coming weeks Sioen Ireland will enter into consultation as to how this will affect their labour requirements locally.  The Trade Union SIPTU is part of this process.

Mr. Gaetan Frys, General Manager Sioen Ireland states: “Sioen has been manufacturing in Donegal for over thirty-two years. At its peak it employed 125 people between 2 factory sites in Derrybeg and Falcarragh.

We will continue to employ people in Donegal Between sales backup for the Irish market North and South and the manufacturing. The production capacity will support the supply of Mullion Marine lifejackets and some other specialist PPE products made in Donegal”.

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