SIPTU representatives met with the management of Diamond Innovations today (Tuesday, 23rd April) to discuss the announcement yesterday that it proposes to cease operations at its plant in Clonshaugh Business Park, Dublin 17, in September 2013. SIPTU Organiser, Karl Byrne, said: “The announcement that Diamond Innovations is closing its Dublin plant is devastating news for the workers involved and their families. The plant has been in operation since 1981 and has benefited from a highly motivated and professional workforce.”He added: “SIPTU representatives will be entering into negotiations with management regarding possible future employment for workers facing the loss of their jobs. The negotiations will also focus on achieving a fair and reasonable redundancy package for our members.”Forty of the approximately 80 people employed by Diamond Innovations in Dublin are SIPTU members.