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'Proper remuneration packages must be given to Seagate workers' - Brolly MLA

29 October, 2007

Sinn Féin MLA for East Derry, Francie Brolly has expressed sincere disappointment at the loss of Seagate jobs and has demanded proper remuneration packages to the affected Seagate workers.

Francie Brolly said:

"The news that Limavady shall suffer huge job losses is devastating.

"Today I, along with other political party representatives, met with the Seagate management. Assurances were given that an acceptable remuneration package would be offered.

"I want to ensure that this is the case.

"The Enterprise Minister must also ensure that employees affected by redundancies are given every opportunity to avail of retraining and educational programmes to enable them to remain in the workforce.

"His department must also do all in its power to ensure a replacement for Seagate in Limavady is found.

"This is but the latest example of globalisation and competition from emerging economies for industries at the lower end of the wage spectrum.

'The remedy for this is for government, universities and commerce to combine their efforts to development and produce the workforce with the high level of skills and expertise that will attract the high powered jobs that are not susceptible to such market forces." Crioch

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