Staff at Dublin's biggest cinema are threatning to go on strike. SIPTU members at Cineworld say management are trying to force redundancies without consultation.
Workers at the Parnell Street company will hold a vote on what action to take this Friday.
SIPTU Organiser, Graham Macken, believes that "in effect employees are being asked to reapply for their own jobs" and claims that "some have been informed that they will automatically have their contracts terminated under the guise of redundancy."
The union has accused the company of ignoring Collective Redundancy legislation and failed to meet its legal requirement to consult with the workers' union.
SIPTU says its representatives "remain available to enter negotiations" and has urged Cineworld "to engage with the union on this matter."
In a statement Cineworld said it regrets "there could be a small number of redundancies", but says it is "fully compliant with legal requirements".
“Please be assured that we are absolutely committed to supporting our employees through these proposed changes.”