IRELAND : 4,000 HP WORKERS TO TAKE ' ENFORCED LEAVE '

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IRELAND : 4,000 HP WORKERS TO TAKE ' ENFORCED LEAVE '

 user 2009-02-06 at 10:48:51 am Views: 45
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    http://www.siliconrepublic.com/news/article/12167/business/hp-ireland-workers-to-take-enforced-leave
    HP Ireland workers to take ‘enforced leave’
    The
    majority of Hewlett-Packard’s 4,000 workforce in Ireland are to take
    eight days’ enforced leave at the end of March as the operation shuts
    down its manufacturing plant in a bid to cut costs.Siliconrepublic.com
    has learned that Hewlett-Packard (HP) intends to shut its Dublin Inkjet
    Manufacturing Operation (DIMO) for an eight-day period between St
    Patrick’s Day and Easter Monday.The move comes just weeks after Dell in
    Limerick announced it was discontinuing manufacturing in the city in
    the coming year, with the eventual loss of 1,900 jobs.However, a
    spokesperson for HP in Ireland said the company was still committed to
    its Irish operations, that the move was a cost-cutting effort, and that
    redundancies were not on the cards.

    The spokesperson said employees have already been consulted about the move.
    “That
    is correct. Employees have been written to and have been asked to take
    eight days’ leave either as holidays or as unpaid leave over that
    timeframe in March and April, and this coincides with public
    holidays.”She said the move was in response to volatile market
    conditions. “HP is looking to be as operationally efficient as
    possible.”The spokesperson told siliconrepublic.com: “There are
    definitely no redundancies planned. HP last year announced a
    restructure and has reaffirmed its commitment to Ireland.”When asked if
    the position may change, the spokesperson said: “In the current
    climate, business is constantly under review and this will always be
    the case.”HP has several different business units in Ireland spanning
    inkjet manufacturing, an international bank, sales and marketing,
    e-procurement, media manufacturing and customisation. The majority of
    the company’s 4,000 Irish-based employees are employed at the DIMO
    facility.