Fears for up to 60 jobs at Cameron plant in Longford

The company is said to be seeking up to 60 redundancies and also a possible reduction in working hours

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There fears for up to 60 jobs at the Cameron plant in Longford Town.

All 270 staff at the company were called into a meeting this afternoon, and were told the company is seeking up to 60 redundancies and also a possible reduction in working hours, Shannonside News reports.

Cameron designs and manufactures solutions for the global oil and gas industry.

The company's Longford plant is among 250 worldwide.

It is believed some jobs losses had been expected due to the downturn in the oil industry.

Fianna Fáil candidate for Longford/Westmeath Connie Gerety-Quinn said, "this terrible news is a major blow to Longford town... This is devastating news not only for the workers, but also to their families and the wider Longford community. 

"Unions and management should engage positively to try and minimise job losses, and to ensure the workers are given a fair and decent redundancy package. Training and upskilling should be provided immediately to the people who lost their jobs," she added.