Deputy Michael Colreavy, Sinn Féin TD for Sligo/North Leitrim has expressed disappointment at the announcement of 180 redundancies by Abbott, at its Nutrition Plant in Ballytivnan, Sligo today.
Deputy Colreavy said:
“The people of the Northwest were delighted when Abbott announced 175 new jobs at their pharmaceutical operations in Sligo earlier this year. Today’s announcement is a major blow to the community with news of the redundancy programme, for implementation by the end of 2013, with the loss of 180 jobs.
Abbott is held in high regard in the Sligo area and I hope that the company will minimize the job losses with retraining and redeployment. I also hope that those who accept voluntary redundancies receive a fair deal.
I call on the Minister for Enterprise, Jobs and Innovation, Richard Bruton TD, and junior minister, John Perry TD, to work closely with the company to identify areas for redeployment in the Sligo area and for development of the northwest in general.”