Halligan unhappy with IDA and Government over south east job creation

Waterford

A Waterford TD has criticised the IDA and the Government for not doing more to create jobs in the south east region.

John Halligan's comments came as members of the TEEU union working at Bausch + Lomb vote today on revised cost saving proposals put forward by management.

The new deal would see the 1100 staff in Waterford take a pay cut of 7.5%, as well as 200 people losing their jobs.

Yesterday, members of the trade union SIPTU - which represents the majority of staff at the plant - voted to accept the cuts.

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