160+ Jobs at Risk at Bausch & Lomb Plant Over Pay Dispute

Published: Dec 07, 2016

Over 160 staff at a Waterford-based pharmaceutical giant are in danger of losing their jobs before Christmas because of a new dispute over pay which, the company says, poses “serious threats” to the future of the entire plant.

Management at the American-owned Bausch & Lomb, which employs 1,250 people at its Waterford city manufacturing facility, have warned staff that if they go ahead with a proposed industrial action they will lay off 54 staff and issue protective notice to a further 110.

The moves will be made after December 16 and will also see the company abandoning plans to open new manufacturing lines which would have seen a further 50 employees taken on and discontinuing moves to transfer 70 staff to new shift arrangements.

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