Invista: No compulsory redundancies ‘at this time’

The Invista plant in Maydown.

The Invista plant in Maydown.

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Invista has insisted there are no plans “at this time” for compulsory redundancies at its Maydown plant on the outskirts Derry.

On Wednesday, Unite the Union claimed 48 jobs could be lost at Invista in Maydown.

In a statement, Invista Maydown Manager, Kevin Kelly, said the company would not make any decision over job cuts until they assessed the interest in the voluntary severance offer.

“Given the increasingly global competitive market, Invista has offered employees at its Maydown site the opportunity to apply for severance under a voluntary severance offer to improve the site’s productivity. This offer aims to help create a sustainable staffing profile, appropriate for Invista Maydown’s operations plans and needs for the future.”

Mr. Kelly added: “We intend to assess the level of interest of the voluntary offer before considering our next step. There are no plans for a compulsory redundancy exercise at this time.”

Invista, whose headquarters are in Kansas, is one of the world’s largest integrated producers of polymers and fibres, primarily for nylon, spandex and polyester applications.