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Shop Electric closure a devastating blow to workforce

5 November, 2003


Sinn Féin spokesperson on the Economy Dr. Dara O'Hagan has said that the announcement of the closure of the Shop Electric stores is 'a devastating blow to the workforce'.

Dr. O'Hagan said:

" Last week when the administrators arrived unannounced at Shop Electric stores across the north people feared the worst for the company. However this does not make the announcement today any easier to accept for those people who have lost their jobs in the run up to Christmas.

" This is a devastating blow to the workforce and it is my belief that Veridian who recently sold their share in the company do have a duty of care over many of these employees who have worked for this firm for many years." ENDS

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