SIPTU representatives are to begin a consultation with union members and management following the announcement of planned redundancies at the Standex Ireland Ltd production plant in Mountmellick, Co. Laois. SIPTU Organiser, Jim Sheridan, said: “The company informed staff today (Wednesday, 29th January) that it proposes to seek 26 redundancies at the production plant which produces pump components.“SIPTU representatives are now entering a period of consultation with our members at the plant and with management concerning the proposed redundancies. We will be making no further comment at this time.”Standex Ireland Ltd is part of the of Standex International Corporation which is headquartered in the United States. It has operated a plant in Mountmellick since 1978.