Firm axes 80 jobs due to slump in hospitality
Published 11/02/2010 | 05:00
MUSGRAVE cash and carry yesterday announced 80 workers based on both sides of the Border face redundancy.
The company blamed the drop in custom suffered in the hospitality sector during the recession on its decision.
A total of 55 posts will be cut in the South -- including 15 in Cork, 14 in Killarney and 26 at depots in Dublin, Waterford, Limerick, Galway and Donegal.
A further 25 jobs will go at its Belfast operation.
Martin Kelleher, managing director of Musgrave Wholesale Partners, said discussions were held with employees last week about reshaping its cash and carry business.
He said the restructuring reflected changes in the market which had seen the hospitality sector fall by up to 20pc and the retail market by 7pc in 2009.
"We have made every effort to minimise job losses and will be working closely with union representatives and staff through the consultation process," said Mr Kelleher.