SIPTU members at the Kerry Foods plant in Carrickmacross, County Monaghan, have notified the company that they will conduct three 24-hour work stoppages unless a threat to make 31 workers redundant without agreement is removed. SIPTU Organiser, Jim McVeigh, said: “On Friday, 23rd February, our members voted overwhelmingly in support of industrial action. Management has been notified that our members will conduct three 24-hour work stoppages, on Tuesday 6th, Tuesday 13th and Tuesday 20th March at the Carrickmacross plant. “The company knows that in order to avoid our members taking this industrial action an agreement to implement a voluntary redundancy scheme is required. This must include an adequate redundancy package for those members of the workforce who wish to leave.” He added: “SIPTU representatives are planning to meet with the company later this week to discuss a fair resolution to this dispute.” There are over 300 SIPTU members working in the plant.