GSK to close Sligo site with loss of 165 jobs

GSK to close Sligo site with loss of 165 jobs
GSK plant Sligo. Pic:GSK Ireland

GSK is to close its manufacturing site in Sligo by 2021, with the loss of 165 jobs.

It has been reported that the company informed its employees of a proposal to close the site.

Approximately 165 employees were told that production would be phased out over the course of three years before decommissioning the site in late-2021.

The company said that demand for the products manufactured at the site had not grown in line with expectations making the current business model unsustainable.

According to the company, a number of alternatives for the Sligo site had been evaluated but were not considered to be feasible.

GSK's other sites in Ireland - Cork, Dungarvan and commercial operations - are not affected by this proposal.

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