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Concern of possible job losses at Valeo

Friday, 13th November, 2020 1:07pm
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 Concern of possible job losses at Valeo
 Concern of possible job losses at Valeo

THERE is concern that a number of jobs are at risk at Valeo Vision Systems in Tuam.

 

SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with management at the company on the Dunmore Road. The union says the company has decided to make 60 staff redundant.

SIPTU Organiser, Pat Flannery, said: “Our members have been shocked by this announcement. There had been no prior indication by management that jobs were under threat at the plant which produces electronic systems for the automotive industry.”

Just over a year ago an investment of €44million was announced at facility in Tuam which was to create an extra 50 new jobs and make it one of the biggest Research, Development and Innovation centres in the country.

Valeo are global leaders in the technology being developed for autonomous (self-driving) vehicles and up to last year employed more than 1,000 people at its facilities on the Dunmore Road.

The news is worrying for the town and its surrounding areas as Valeo are one of the biggest employers in the town.

It’s understood that the redundancies are being sought on a voluntary basis initially.

“SIPTU representatives have requested an urgent meeting with management to discuss the situation and we will be seeking to ensure that a proper consultative process is entered into in relation to these threatened redundancies,” added Pat Flannery.

 

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