Vita Cortex dispute talks end at LRC

Talks have taken place at the Labour Relations Commission in Dublin as part of efforts to end the Vita Cortex dispute.

Talks have taken place at the Labour Relations Commission in Dublin as part of efforts to end the Vita Cortex dispute.

Thirty-two staff at the foam manufacturing firm on the Kinsale Road in Cork have been occupying the plant since mid-December over a redundancy row.

A SIPTU delegation and four employees were briefed by LRC officials on the progress being made to reach a breakthrough, with a further assessment due by next weekend.

SIPTU's Anne Egar has said the union reaffirmed its position that the workers are seeking a previously agreed package of 0.9 weeks per year of service.

However, she admitted the owner of the company Jack Ronan is under no legal obligation to make the payments.

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