The restructuring reforms proposed by Mondelez, Cadbury’s parent company, will bring about the loss of over 200 jobs across Dublin and Kerry.
Under the new proposals, production of the Pink Snack will cease, while the production process of TimeOut will be moved to Poland. The plans also include the closure of Trident, a chewing-gum manufacturing plant in Tallaght, in 2016.
The chocolate manufacturing facilities in Rathmore and Coolock have provided employment since 1948 and 1932, respectively. but Cadbury’s scale-down plans will see 160 jobs gone. Forty five positions will be lost at the Tallaght plant.
The company has quoted costs as the main reason for the restructuring.
From the end of this year, the Coolock plant will no longer produce Time Out and Pink Snack. Sales of these two products have reportedly been steadily declining for a number of years.
Production of Time Out bars will continue in Poland.