Independent TD Mattie McGrath has said the announcement of 61 job losses at the Amneal Ireland Ltd in Cashel is alarming and profoundly upsetting for all the workers and families who have been affected. Deputy McGrath was speaking after Amneal confirmed that the company’s operation in Cashel, Co Tipperary will reduce the site’s workforce from 91 to approximately 30:
“This is huge blow to the town of Cashel and for all concerned who have given time and dedication to Amenal.
As I understand it, a 30-day consultation with employee representatives will commence shortly to determine the roles involved in the reduction which is due to take effect from September.
I also understand that the company expect that Cashel will return to growth from 2021-2022 onwards as pipeline products complete various development stages and start to be supplied from the site.
That will provide little comfort however to the families who are set to lose their employment in the short term.
It is important that we now do all we that we can to provide a comprehensive system of support for those affected and to seek immediate intervention in order to analyse if a more productive way forward can be brought about,” concluded Deputy McGrath.