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60 jobs at risk at Cameron in Longford

60 jobs at risk at Cameron in Longford

February 19
12:57 2016

Cameron_plant_LongfordUp to 60 jobs may be lost at the Cameron plant in Longford Town.

All 270 staff at the company were called into a meeting Thursday afternoon, and were told the company is seeking up to 60 redundancies and also a possible reduction in working hours.

Cameron designs and manufactures products for the global oil and gas industry; its Longford plant is among 250 worldwide.

Local Fianna Fail representative Connie Geraty-Quinn, who is an election candidate, has said staff want to know what will happen next: “This news came as a bolt out of the blue for many people and I suppose it was also mentioned as well that there was a reference with regard to reducing working hours.”

It is believed some jobs losses had been expected due to the downturn in the oil industry.

Unite, which represents workers at the plant, said it had been informed of the meeting.

The European Union recently approved a takeover of Cameron by Schlumberger Ltd, the world’s largest oil-field service company, saying it had no major competition concerns.

Cameron was established in Longford town in 1978. It manufactures drilling equipment and supplies maintenance equipment for pipelines, refineries and oil and gas wells. The company has more than 16,000 employees operating from 250 locations worldwide.

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