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Old 27-06-2019, 03:11 AM
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Sad news for the 200 workers.

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An Post is to close its mail centre at Little Island in Co Cork with the loss of more than 200 jobs.

The company says the decision has been taken in response to an annual drop of around 7% in the volume of letter post it handles.

The closure has been described as devastating by the Communications Workers' Union.

An Post operates four mail sorting centres, with one each in Dublin, Athlone, Portaloise and Cork.

One of the four has been earmarked for closure by the company as part of a costcutting review which has been on-going since 2017.

Cork, the newest of the four centres, is the one to lose out.

Management announced news of the closure at an overnight meeting with workers.

The closure will take place on a phased basis, beginning in September.

An Post says that will result in the loss of 216 jobs which, accounting for part-time workers, will affect 240 people.

The company says the Little Island centre was operating below a quarter of its capacity and the closure will result in savings of €11 million per year.

It also says it will invest €15m in its parcel infrastructure in Cork, where volumes are increasing dramatically due to the growth of online shopping.

Staff at the mail centre will be offered compensation of six weeks' pay per year of service, up to a maximum of two years' pay.

They will also be offered redeployment to other areas within the An Post network in Cork.

The Communications Workers' Union has called on the company to ensure that staff will be helped to re-build their careers.
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Old 27-06-2019, 04:09 AM
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Cha-ching for a few lads, plenty of other work out there, the timing is handy, there wont be a politician found in the Dail because they only sit for 6 more days before working on their tans.
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Old 27-06-2019, 05:30 AM
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Thanks Simon
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Old 27-06-2019, 05:39 AM
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It just reality.

Weavers were out of work when mahine looms came in.
Stokers were out of work when diesel oiled ships and trains came in.
Telephone operators were out of work when automatic exchanges came in.

Parcel traffic is growing massively so there is oppurtunity there.

They had very cushy well paid unionised jobs for essentially unskilled workers.

Plenty of work out there but they might get a funt up the hole in terms of the real world....much less cushy.

I wish them well.
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Old 27-06-2019, 06:28 AM
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The way the bloody media are going on about this is ridiculous, the staff knew well this was coming and will do nicely out of it.

An post parcel business is up 40%, plenty of jobs for folks who want to stay in the company.

Anyway they are a hardy bunch.
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Old 27-06-2019, 06:35 AM
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Another case of stupid spending by a semi state company. There was never a need to build that huge centre in Cork. Big money was spent on a facility that lasted less than 20 yrs. The machinery alone cost a fortune! Anyone with a brain could have forecast the decrease in letter mail and increase in parcel.
I feel sorry for the workers affected though, some will never have worked anywhere else, used to be a “job for life” kind of gig.
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Old 27-06-2019, 06:46 AM
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The way the bloody media are going on about this is ridiculous, the staff knew well this was coming and will do nicely out of it.

An post parcel business is up 40%, plenty of jobs for folks who want to stay in the company.

Anyway they are a hardy bunch.
The chief executive was on radio he said there will be plenty of redeployment offers within the company.
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Old 27-06-2019, 06:48 AM
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The chief executive was on radio he said there will be plenty of redeployment offers within the company.
But that fact doesnt suit mick battys agenda.
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Old 27-06-2019, 06:53 AM
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The chief executive was on radio he said there will be plenty of redeployment offers within the company.
I'd say a good few will keep their jobs. An Post were only hiring recently also btw.

The hours there are crap for some. Double shifts are some dose.
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Old 27-06-2019, 06:55 AM
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I'd say a good few will keep their jobs. An Post were only hiring recently also btw.

The hours there are crap for some. Double shifts are some dose.
But lots of OT money available for those who want it?
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