Louth Deputy Seamus Kirk has called on the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to contact management at Heinz regarding the future of their operation in Dundalk.
Deputy Kirk has expressed concerns about job security at the Heinz plant in Dundalk following the news that the company plans to axe around 250 jobs across its operations in Ireland and the UK.
“Heinz is a large and valued employer in Dundalk and any loss of jobs would be a serious blow to the local economy,” said Deputy Kirk.
“There are up to 200 staff working at the Dundalk plant every day, including full and part time staff as well as agency workers. The facility also uses many local suppliers. Every effort must be made to ensure that the future of the Dundalk operation is secure, that jobs will be maintained and that Heinz can continue to play an important role in the local economy.
“I am calling on the Minister for Jobs Richard Bruton to contact management at Heinz following their announcement of job cuts. Dundalk simply cannot afford more job losses. We need to see some leadership from the Minister to ensure that all jobs at Heinz in Dundalk are secure.”