Limerick jobs at risk following Aviva announcement

UP to ten jobs at Aviva’s office in Henry Street are under threat after the insurance giant announce 950 redundancies nationwide.

UP to ten jobs at Aviva’s office in Henry Street are under threat after the insurance giant announce 950 redundancies nationwide.

Although the majority of the job losses will come from the insurer’s main offices in Galway, Cork and Dublin, it is thought the company may look to supplement this with cuts at its branch network.

According to officials from Unite, between five and ten people work in the Henry Street branch.

Fianna Fail’s spokesperson on Enterprise, Deputy Willie O’Dea called on Minister Richard Bruton to open contact with other insurance providers here to ensure all possible jobs remain in Ireland.

“The workers at Aviva have been treated very badly by the company. They have been left with great uncertainty and now fear for their futures. I am calling on the Government to make time available in the Dáil next week for a full debate on this issue and the wider concerns about the insurance industry,” he said.