This follows a vote by SIPTU members in the general operative, maintenance and team leader grades at the plant in favour of strike action and industrial action.

SIPTU Organiser, Denis Sheridan said: “Union members voted overwhelmingly in favour of taking strike action due to the company’s failure to pay an outstanding 1% pay increase as recommended by the Labour Court. The strike action will involve the full withdrawal of labour and the placing of pickets at the company in the Annagh Industrial Estate, Ballyconnell, county Cavan at 8.00 a.m. on Wednesday 8th May.”

He said that SIPTU representatives remain available to meet with management for the purposes of resolving the dispute.