Unions suspend strike at Cadbury's

SIPTU and Unite have suspended indefinite strike action at the Cadbury's plant in Dublin.

Staff had gone strike in Coolock over the outsourcing of 17 jobs.

In a statement tonight, SIPTU sector organiser, John Dunne, said: "Following discussions, the Workplace Relations Commission has put forward proposals which achieve cost savings at the company but do not involve the outsourcing of jobs'

For the moment the unions have decided to suspend their strike action.

Mondelez, the company which owns Cadbury's, issued a statement this evening.

"Following intense negotiations at the Workplace Relations Commission, Mondelez Ireland welcomes the significant progress made over the course of the day," the company stated.

"A comprehensive proposal has been recommended by the WRC and the company welcomes the suspension of industrial action.

"The Mondelez manufacturing business in Ireland remains under intense pressure from international competition.

"The changes planned, which include the investment of €11.7m in new chocolate making technology, are essential to help address competitiveness at the Coolock site.

"The company would like to thank Kieran Mulvey, director general of the Workplace Relations Commission and his team for their facilitation of today’s talks."

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