Cadbury demands Coolock staff accept plan to cut 450 jobs

Cadbury demands Coolock staff accept plan to cut 450 jobs

Cadbury Ireland has told its staff it will close its manufacturing plant in north Dublin if a ratonalisation programme involving up to 450 job cuts is not accepted.

In a recent presentation, Cadbury told its 1,100 staff in Coolock that profits at its Irish operation had more than halved in just four years. During the same period, the costs of running the factory had increased by26 per cent to a projected €97 million in the current year.

Cadbury announced last week a radical change programme involving hundreds of redundancies, the introduction of increased automation and a €100 million investment programme.

Changes were necessary, it said, to...

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