SIPTU Organiser, Joe Kelly, said: “The WRC have called on SIPTU and management representatives to attend a conciliation hearing on Thursday 10th September. It is clear that the WRC has acknowledged the seriousness of the situation and has moved quickly to offer its services to assist both parties reach an acceptable solution.
“Negotiations between union and management representatives reached an impasse on 19th August when agreement could not be reached on acceptable redundancy terms for the 117 SIPTU members who have given loyal service to BorgWarner but now face the loss of their jobs.”
SIPTU shop steward, Paul Donovan, said: “Our members were deeply concerned that notices of termination of employment were to be issued and a wind-down of production would commence before redundancy terms had been agreed. This intervention by the WRC is strongly supported by SIPTU members employed at the plant.”