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Calcast Lay offs‏

6 March, 2008


Sinn Féin Derry City Councillor Paul Fleming has called on the management of Calcast Engineering to move immediately to secure the long term future of the plant.

Councillor Fleming said,

"The decision by Calcast to lay its staff off for three weeks is ominous in that this is the way that most other factories began before ending up in total redundancy.

"The North West region has lost most of the manufacturing industry over the recent years and it is important that we secure the future of any remaining manufacturing industry.

"I am calling on the management to clarify the situation immediately and to work closely with the department of Trade and Industry and Invest NI to make the plant viable for the long term.

"It is important that this work begins now before a crisis arises and we get to the point where redundancies are permanent." ENDS

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