Largo food workers accept 3.5% paycut

It is hoped current jobs and planned future investment at Largo Foods in Gweedore are secure after workers voted to accept company proposals to take a pay cut.

It was feared that the company, which makes snack foods, would move production elsewhere after staff initially rejected calls for them to take a 3.5% paycut.

It is now expected that a 2 million euro investment that was announced earlier this month will go ahead, thus creating an additional 40 jobs.

Senator Pearse Doherty says workers should never have been put in this position in the first place, and he says measures need to be introduced to ensure this can't happen again:

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