SIPTU members today (Tuesday 14th March) were advised by the management of Coty of the proposed closure of its facility in Nenagh , county Tipperary, with the loss of over 200 jobs. Coty management has informed workers that it intends to close the plant by the end of 2018. Responding to the announcement by the company, SIPTU Sector Organiser, Alan O’Leary said: “This is a devastating blow to the workers concerned. While our members were made aware of a review of operations by Coty management over the past year, the closure decision was unexpected. We will now meet with company management to discuss the outcome of the review and we expect to enter intensive talks to consider ways of minimising the proposed job cuts.” SIPTU Organiser, Allen Dillon added: “Proctor and Gamble have been in Nenagh since the 1970’s before Coty took over the plant last year and the closure is a crippling blow to the workers and their