Hopes that some of 25 at-risk Healys Blue Bin jobs can be saved

Some staff staging their protest this week.

It is hoped that some of the 25 jobs at a waste management firm in Cork will be saved.

Workers at Healys Blue Bin were told on Wednesday that they had lost their jobs, with the company facing losses of around €2m. Staff at the firm in Blackrock immediately staged a sit-in.

Staff met with management at 8am today and were told another firm is interested in taking over the business.

However, it is unlikely that all of the jobs will be saved.

Sinn Féin Councillor Chris O'Leary, who's spokesman for the workers, told Red FM they're looking for clarification.

"We wanted to know about conditions for anybody who is going to be reemployed and whether their years here will be taken (into account)," he said.

"We have asked management to give a response in writing and we'll come back to them as quickly as possible."

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