Workers at the ADM citric acid plant in Ringaskiddy, Ireland have voted in a secret ballot to accept new proposals negotiated by their unions with management to re-open the plant.
Union members claim that following a refusal to accept restructuring changes tabled by the company in March this year members were prevented from "attending to their normal duties and effectively were locked out".
Following the secret ballot, the unions called on the ADM management to re-open the plant in Ringaskiddy as quickly as possible.
Earlier this month, Eddie Mullins, the branch secretary of Services Industrial Professional and Technical Union (SIPTU) that represents 80 employees of the plant said: "we have indicated to management our willingness to engage in constructive discussions on their restructuring proposals, either directly or with the assistance of an agreed third party." It would seem that this has paid off.