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Up to twenty jobs to go at Tayto factory in Tandragee

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Up to 20 employees at Tayto look set to lose their jobs with redundancies being announced at their Tandragee base in county Armagh.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We are seeking up to 20 individuals at the Tandragee site, who wish to be considered for voluntary redundancy. We expect the applicants to come from both the administrative and production sides of the business.”

They added: ““No changes are being made to contracts. In the future some temporary staff may be brought in to cover short term peaks in demand.”

Strike action was threatened in April this year after a union was told up 80 jobs were likely to be lost at the factory.

The strike ballot was voted down with Tayto saying there was a strong possibility they would have to consider the cuts.

Speaking at the time a company spokesperson said: “Two years ago Tayto Group had an outstanding year, which was reflected in the figures recently published, but this financial year has been more difficult and while things are picking up, business is down.

“We always experience a seasonal drop in the first few months of the year, but recovery has definitely been slower this year.”

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