Speaking in response to the announcement that there may be substantial job losses at the Waterford multinational Bosch Lomb, Sinn Féin’s spokesperson on Workers’ Rights Senator David Cullinane said:
“This news is devastating for Waterford. There is just no other way to describe the announcement that significant job losses are on the way at Bosch and Lomb.
“The company has been in Waterford since 1980 and is a large employer in the city.
“The prospect of further job losses is a shocking and brutal blow to a city and region that is already devastated by very high levels of unemployment.
“Even worse is the fact that workers and their union SIPTU were not consulted or briefed by the company prior to the announcement.
“Instead the rumour mill was used with the result that workers are still unsure as to what the future hold for them. This is a disgrace and not acceptable.”