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Airport workers hunger strike must be resolved immediately - Sinn Féin

10 April, 2008

Sinn Féin MLA and former hunger striker Raymond McCartney has called for intensive negotiations between trade union Unite and hunger striking Airport Workers Gordon McNeil and Madan Gupta.

Mr McCartney said,

"Both men are entering their seventh day of hunger strike.

"This is a case of the utmost importance.

"The hunger strikers are protesting against their trade union Unite over legal costs.

"Hunger strike is a last option and I am disappointed that it has came to this.

"I am urging Unite and all other parties with influence to intervene, and avert this potentially life threatening situation.

"Sinn Féin shall do all in its power to help resolve this dispute." Críoch

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