Workers at the Vita Cortex plants in Cork have announced they will get their statutory redundancy payments from the Department of Social Protection next week.
However, their sit-in at the closed plant will continue due to what SIPTU is describing as a misleading and inaccurate statement from the company:
Today is day 48 of the protest by the 32 workers who have been fighting for their redundancy entitlements since the company closed down.
The Department of Social Protection has confirmed that they will receive their entitlements of 2 weeks per year of service from next Monday.
The workers have welcomed the announcement but their sit-in is set to continue due to a statement released by the owner Jack Ronan today.
He claims that the company never offered to pay the workers an extra 0.9 weeks per year of service - which is being disputed by SIPTU.
The trade union has confirmed that the protest will continue until the employees are treated with dignity and respect and get exactly what they are owed.