35 jobs gone as Vita Cortex plant closes in Cork

Thirty-five jobs in Cork are being axed today, with the closure of the Vita Cortex plant.

Thirty-five jobs in Cork are being axed today, with the closure of the Vita Cortex plant.

NAMA froze the assets of the foam manufacturer and efforts to have €1.2m released to cover redundancy pay for staff proved fruitless.

A local SIPTU representative said it was unfair that the workers - who have almost 900 years of service between them - would leave empty-handed.

"It's proved an awful shock that months of discussion between the AIB, Jack Ronan the owner and NAMA, our members are the innocent victims in what was a most callous, ruthless action by other people," the representative said.

Vita Cortex manufactures flexible polyether foams, polyester fibre fillings and aircraft seating products.

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