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Monday 6 February 2023 Dublin: 7°C

# Bausch and Lomb

Last year
# Pay dispute
Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on new pay deal after 'intensive' talks yesterday
Industrial action at the plant was suspended on Wednesday to facilitate the talks.
# Dispute
Talks to resume at Bausch and Lomb as Siptu suspends industrial action
Staff held two-hour work stoppages at the plant last weekend.
# Work Stoppage
Workers start industrial action at Bausch + Lomb's Waterford plant after negotiations fail
Siptu argues that the company is not offering workers a sufficient pay rise to support them during the cost of living crisis.
# Industrial Action
Bausch and Lomb management willing to meet union in bid to halt planned work stoppages
The action is due to start at the company’s Waterford plant tomorrow.
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# Bausch and Lomb
125 jobs to be created in Waterford by eye health company
Taoiseach Leo Varadkar opened an €85 million extension to Bausch and Lomb in Waterford this morning.
# Bausch and Lomb
Workers in Waterford to take industrial action on Christmas week over pay restoration claims
Bausch and Lomb workers agreed to a string of cost cutting measures to keep the plant viable in 2014.
# rescue plan
IDA promises to help Bausch & Lomb as workers vote for massive cuts
The company has thanked workers for approving the plan to dramatically cut spending at the contact lens plant.
# Waterford
Bausch & Lomb staff vote in favour of cost cutting measures
SIPTU staff voted in favour of the measures. TEEU members will vote tomorrow.
# Waterford
Bausch and Lomb workers to vote on plan to cut jobs and wages
Proposals to cut pay have been modified downward from 20 per cent to 7.5 per cent.
# Flashback
"You were the minister"- Richard Bruton accused of ignoring Waterford job warnings back in 1996
The current Enterprise Minister held the same role back 18 years ago.
# Oireachtas agenda
Do sexual assault laws discriminate against people with disabilities?
Senator Katherine Zappone thinks they need to be updated and will present a Bill on the subject in the Seanad today.
# Bausch and Lomb
LRC to chair Bausch and Lomb talks
The talks are being held with a view to reaching agreement on a plan to keep the plant open and secure its future.
# Bausch and Lomb
Unions and Bausch & Lomb looking at 'range of options' to secure plant future
SIPTU has said that the proposed 20 per cent pay cut and 200 jobs losses are unacceptable.
# News Fix
Here's What Happened Today: Monday
Everyone’s talking about Labour Party leadership, marathons and job worries in Waterford.
# Waterford
Local politicians seek meeting with Bausch and Lomb over job loss threat
Last week workers were told they could either take a 20 per cent pay cut, with 200 redundancies in the company, or the plant would be closed.
# Cuts
Bausch and Lomb staff receive letter stating redundancies are the "reality of the state of business"
The company, which is the biggest in Waterford, is seeking up to 200 redundancies.
# no alternative
Bausch and Lomb workers facing pay cuts should face 'stark reality' - IDA
The IDA’s chief says pay cuts are preferable to the multinational leaving.
# save jobs
SIPTU for meeting with Bausch and Lomb over jobs and 20% pay cut
Workers have been told that there could be even further job losses if they don’t agree to wage slash.
# Bausch and Lomb
Waterford's biggest employer is seeking as many as 200 redundancies
Bausch and Lomb has said that “substantial cost reductions” are required at the plant.
# Bausch and Lomb
Jobs Department denies it withheld Waterford job losses until after the election
Independent TD John Halligan said the Department had been aware of the issue for some time.
# Jobswatch
Jobs and investment boost for Dublin, Waterford
Fifty jobs have been created at a US financial services company in Dublin, while one of the south-east’s biggest employers has announced a €70 million investment in its Waterford base.