STAFF TO BE PLACED ON THREE DAY WEEK
Dairygold staff at the Clonmel Road agri and hardware store are being asked to work a three day week due to the ‘pronounced downturn’ in the building industry.
The news was this week confirmed to The Avondhu by a well-placed source who said that a sharp fall -off in sales was to blame for the move. It is expected that the staff at the store will be placed on a rota system to cover normal opening hours.
The outlet, which sells hardware and building supplies, timber products and bagged feedstuff, employs 21 people, and is a Dairygold co location site operated under the direction of Reox Holdings.
In a further development it emerged this week that a new top notch €15m computer system is ready to be rolled out at Dairygold following a €60m investment in the cheese making and ancillary facilities in recent years.
The co–op is currently finalising arrangements for its annual general meeting which is predicted to be a stormy affair.
Despite fears recently being expressed for its future, it emerged this week that Dairygold has recorded a modest profit for the trading year and is expected to pay a dividend to shareholders.
Thursday 16th April 6:51pm