20 Britvic Jobs to Go in Thurles

Company Offering Redeployment to Interested Parties

Company Offering Redeployment to Interested Parties

Following a strategic business review, Britvic has announced a range of restructuring proposals aimed at achieving greater operating efficiency. The measures include a proposal to separate the Britvic Ireland wholesaling business into a stand-alone entity and relocate the supporting customer care activities for this business from Thurles to Britvic’s facilities in Dublin.

This proposal will mean that it is no longer commercially viable for Britvic to retain a dedicated customer call centre in Thurles and all remaining customer care activities will also transfer to Dublin with associated redeployment opportunities, a company statement said today.

Commenting a Britvic spokesperson stated: “Britvic remains fully committed to Ireland and to mitigating any job losses arising from this reorganisation. A consultation process with our Thurles based staff will commence immediately aimed at maximizing redeployment opportunities.”

The news has come as a shock to employees who wer einformed of the situation when they turned in for work yesterday.

See next weeks Tipperary Star for full story.