More than 350 people have been temporarily laid off at the ABP meat-processing plant in Cahir, Co Tipperary.
It’s the latest in a series of job losses to hit the meat sector, which is already in the grip of a crisis caused by farmers’ blockades of factories in a battle for better prices. It means that thousands of people in the sector are now out of work.
Production has ceased at the plant, RTÉ reports. The company released a statement saying that the 355 job losses were “a direct result of the ongoing illegal blockade. The protesters have stopped any product going in to or leaving the site”.
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