Local Glanbia workers effected by Edenderry fire

Former workers at the Glanbia factory in Roosky received a further blow last weekend when the Glanbia factory in Edenderry was damaged by fire last weekend, reminiscent of the scenes in Roosky five years ago. After the fire in Rooskey, some workers transferred to work in Edenderry. Speaking to Roscommon People on Wednesday, SIPTU representative Sean Nolan said that he couldn’t put a figure on the exact number of former Roosky workers now in Edenderry but some workers were certainly effected. ‘With the coming and going since 2002, I don’t have an exact figure but there are some,’ he said. 280 employees at the Edenderry plant were affected by last weekend’s fire. The company has offered all processing workers employment at their plant in Roscrea, where it is hoped that they can cater for the 10,000 pigs per week that they were formerly processing in Edenderry. The workers were bussed from Edenderry to Roscrea for the first time yesterday morning. ‘Most of the workers took up the option of re-location but there are some workers for whom travelling to Roscrea is not an option,’ said Sean Nolan. The administration section of the Edenderry plant remains intact and the workers in that section will continue as normal in Edenderry for the short-term while the future of the plant is decided by the company.