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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Dell Limerick announcement “imminent” reports say

An announcement form Dell is expected imminently according to reports.

The computer giant is due to decide the fate of 2,000 of its workers at the Raheen facility with workers at the plant anxiously facing the threat of redundancy.

As the decision nears, Limerick TD Willie O'Dea confirmed to a national newspaper that he was raising the issue at the first Government cabinet meeting of the New Year,
Mr O'Dea admitted there has been little communication between the Government and Dell's senior management in recent days.

"The information flow has literally stopped at the moment so we just have to wait and see. We will no doubt find out tomorrow or over the next day or two," Mr O'Dea said.

Tánaiste and Enterprise Minister Mary Coughlan is currently out of the country. However, Mr O'Dea said there may be contact with her later today.
Via Independent
It has been long feared now that 2,000 of the 3,000 workers at the Raheen plant will be laid off as part of the company’s global restructuring plans which include a move of its manufacturing facility to its new location in Lodz, Poland.

Reports say senior management of Dell’s Irish operations have already “been briefed in preparation for the announcement” and that the 2,000 layoffs will be spaced out over the next 12 months.

NewsWire is monitoring the situation as speculation mounts of an announcement to be made in the next 48 hours.

NEW DETAILS

The Limerick Leader reported tonight that a meeting will take place at 9am Thursday morning at the Raheen plant, where CEO Michael Dell will address the staff via video link.

“Dell has not officially confirmed that such a meeting will take place but it is understood that details of the meeting were conveyed to staff in an email this Wednesday evening.

According to sources at the company its founder and CEO, Michael Dell, will adress the staff via a video link from the United States.”
Via Limerick Leader

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