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More Job Losses at Braun

  • 15-09-2006 11:55am
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    Yet more job losses at Braun..How long before they pull out completely? Seems to be on a downward spiral for the last 5 years. Remeber the days when Braun employed over 1000 in the town.
    Very disappointing news once again for Carlow on the jobs front. Think Fianna Fail can now kiss their 3 rd seat good bye.


    Friday, 15 September 2006

    Browne expresses deep regret at announcement of 100 job losses at Braun in Carlow
    Fine Gael Carlow/Kilkenny General Election Candidate, Senator Fergal Browne, has today (Friday) described the loss of 100 jobs at Braun’s Carlow factory as a deeply regrettable development and expressed his sympathy to the workers who will lose their jobs.

    “News today that Braun is to relocate part of its Carlow operation to Mexico with the loss of 100 jobs, with effect from next year, is disturbing and should lead to immediate action on the part of the Government. It is vital that the 300 remaining jobs in Braun, one of the principal employers in Carlow, are safeguarded and the future of the factory in the town is secured.

    “It has become clear that the manufacturing industry is under threat and we must attract alternative industries where replacement jobs can be sourced. With this in mind, it is a galling spectre to behold the 70-acre IDA Park on the outskirts of Carlow still lying idle after three years.

    “It is essential that we attract new investment into the town and since the infrastructure is available that effort should start straight away. It is clear that there is plenty of potential for stimulating new employment since Carlow is an attractive location with a skilled workforce, an Institute of Technology and a ready-and-waiting IDA Park. Having overseen the closedown of the Sugar Factory, with the loss of 190 full time jobs and 130 seasonal jobs, this Government has an obligation to ensure that Carlow does not suffer further.

    “The Braun announcement, while deeply regrettable, gives us some time to source replacement jobs and the Government must ensure every available resource is directed towards that aim. Meanwhile, our thoughts are with those workers, and their families, who have received today the bad news that they will be out of a job this time next year.”