12 October 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Meat production company Oldhausen has closed its production facility at Lough Egish in Co Monaghan, it was announced yesterday.
Oldhausen, which has been operating in Ireland for over a century, is to close its three Irish plants with the loss of 160 jobs.
In addition to the Lough Egish facility, where 14 workers are employed, the company’s head quarters in Blanchardstown in Dublin, and a production unit at Coolock in the capital, will also cease operating.
A producer of sausages, Oldhausen also supplied a range of processed meat products for the retail and catering trade.
Ulster Bank has appointed a receiver to the company.
SIPTU, which represents 100 of the affected workers, said staff were told yesterday morning that the firm was no longer a going concern and had ceased trading at all three factories.
The union confirmed that the receiver had agreed to pay outstanding wages to all employees, who will also be entitled to statutory redundancy.
It is understood that the workers at the Lough Egish plant are not represented by SIPTU.
Responding to the news of the closure of the three plants owned by Olhausen, with the loss of 160 jobs in Blanchardstown, Coolock and Lough Egish, a call was made by a Dublin Socialist Party councillor Ruth Coppinger for stronger protest action by the trade union movement.
She said: “The manner of the closure where there was a question mark over unpaid wages and redundancy payments understandably put those issues to the fore of the minds of the workers affected and were therefore the basis of the negotiations …

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