SIPTU representatives will attend the Labour Relations Commission on Friday (18th January) to discuss how to maximise the retention of jobs at Johnson Brothers in Ballymount, Dublin. SIPTU Organiser, Karan O’Loughlin, said: “The announcement by the management of Johnson Brothers on Friday, 4th January, that it planned to implement redundancies came as a shock to workers. “Since then the union has had a number of meetings with our members at Johnson Brothers. We have also held discussions with management and attended an initial LRC meeting on Friday, 11th January.” She added: “At the LRC meeting SIPTU representatives will discuss with management how the company can maximise job retention through staff redeployment within the company and where possible employment by DHL, the company to which distribution work at Johnson Brothers is being outsourced.” Johnson Brothers is a sales and marketing, merchandising, distribution and logistics provider based at Ballymount in West Dublin, currently employing 283 people.  Management has proposed reducing the workforce to 200. Johnson Brothers is a wholly owned subsidiary of Shannon Transport Logistics, which is one of the largest logistics companies in the country.