Unilever Ireland to seek 40 redundancies

Wednesday 22 May 2013 19.34
Unilever employs around 190 people in Ireland
Unilever employs around 190 people in Ireland

Unilever has said it is to seek around 40 redundancies from its Irish operations in Citywest, Dublin.

The company said it was seeking the cuts in an attempt to create a “more competitive organisation... in response to an unrelentingly challenging retail environment”.

Unilever Ireland has also announced a review of its pension scheme, the outcome of which will be detailed to employees in eight weeks' time.

Unilever currently employs 190 people in Ireland.

It operates a number of brands including; Lyons Tea, HB, Flora and Hellmann’s Mayonnaise.

The company said it was now engaging in a consultation process with employees in relation to the redundancies.