Articles tagged with: Co-operative Poultry Products Ltd

DEPT OF AGRICULTURE BLOCKING RE-OPENING OF COOTEHILL POULTRY PLANT, NEW OWNER CLAIMS

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9 Aug 2013 Comments Off on DEPT OF AGRICULTURE BLOCKING RE-OPENING OF COOTEHILL POULTRY PLANT, NEW OWNER CLAIMS

By MICHAEL McDONNELL michael@northern-standard.ie THE buyer of a chicken processing plant in Cootehill has claimed that he is being prevented from re-opening the business — and thereby generating up to 100 direct jobs — by officials in the Department of Agriculture who are insisting that he pay a €120,000 “bond” in order to receive the required operating licence. In response to queries made by this newspaper (see below) a Department of Agriculture official said applications for approval to operate meat-processing plants must meet the various requirements of the European Communities (Food ...

SIT-IN AT COOTEHILL POULTRY PLANT AS WORKERS DEMAND REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS

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26 Oct 2012 One Comment
SIT-IN AT COOTEHILL POULTRY PLANT AS WORKERS DEMAND REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS

By Michael McDonnell michael@northern-standard.ie A stand-off has developed at Co-operative Poultry Products Ltd, Cootehill, where workers are staging a sit-in to pursue their demands for up-front payments of money they say they are due, including outstanding pay, notice pay, annual leave and minimum statutory redundancy entitlements. Mr Simon Coyle of the accountancy firm Mazars was appointed receiver by the company’s bank on Monday evening, signalling the loss of up on 90 jobs (including upwards of 70 production staff, with the remainder working in management and administration). The livelihoods of a ...

FEARS FOR FUTURE OF COOTEHILL CHICKEN FACTORY

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19 Oct 2012 Comments Off on FEARS FOR FUTURE OF COOTEHILL CHICKEN FACTORY
FEARS FOR FUTURE OF COOTEHILL CHICKEN FACTORY

By Michael McDonnell michael@northern-standard.ie Fears were mounting this week for the future of Co-operative Poultry Products Ltd, Cootehill, which is understood to be in serious financial difficulties due to increased production costs over the last 18 months. Up on 90 processing jobs are at risk in the long-established chicken production plant at Dyan, off the Monaghan road about two miles outside Cootehill, while the livelihoods of 28 chicken growers (about one third of whom are the shareholders in the company) are also in jeopardy. The Northern Standard has learned that ...