Biotech bosses si­lent as 11 jobs are lost

Bray People - - News -

BOSSES AT Trin­ity Biotech have re­mained tight-lipped about the loss of 11 jobs at the com­pany last week, de­spite hav­ing cel­e­brated the in­tro­duc­tion of a lu­cra­tive deal with a Ja­panese dis­trib­u­tor the pre­vi­ous week.

It emerged last Fri­day that a num­ber of jobs at the com­pany had been shed, just days af­ter me­dia re­ports of a sig­nif­i­cant sale of their Des­tiny Max med­i­cal ma­chine to the Asian mar­ket.

There are over 300 peo­ple em­ployed at the Bray plant, which is the Ir­ish head­quar­ters of Trin­ity Biotech. Se­nior staff said last week that the Des­tiny Max sale meant that the sales and pro­duc­tion vol­umes would see them be­com­ing leaders in there mar­ket and sales and pro­duc­tion vol­umes go up. Days later, 11 em­ploy­ees lost their jobs.

The com­pany laid off al­most 10 per cent of its work-force 15 months ago, in what man­age­ment said was merely a ‘re-jig’.

Trin­ity Biotech has been un­der-fire from share­hold­ers in re­cent months.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the com­pany de­clined to com­ment on the lat­est round of job-losses.

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