SIPTU representatives are seeking an urgent meeting with the management of Independent News and Media (INM) following the announcement to staff, today (Wednesday, 23rdOctober), that the company intends to close its printing plant in Citywest, county Dublin. SIPTU Organiser, Martin Mannion, said: “The closure of this plant is a massive blow to the workers and the wider print industry in Ireland. It is deeply disappointing that a profitable company has made such a decision which affects the entire workforce of nearly 80 people.” He added: “In talks with management our priority will be attempting to ensure that a compulsory redundancy situation is avoided. This will include discussing the potential for the continued operation of the facility and the possibility of agreeing a redundancy package that will help protect the financial future of the affected workers.”