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Ulster Mills job losses

17 November, 2008

Sinn Féin MLA, Cllr John O'Dowd has expressed his regret at the loss of jobs at the Ulster Mills Carpet factory in Portadown.

Cllr O'Dowd MLA said,

"This announcement from one of the most prestigious employers in the Craigavon Borough is a blow to the whole community. This firm has a long history of local involvement and had recently announced their plans for major investment in the local economy. Just a month ago Craigavon suffered job losses at another major employer, NACCO, and with the world economy in a downturn the future looks bleak.

This announcement coming as it does on the cusp of Christmas is particularly bad and I call on all the political parties to work with the Trade Unions to do what they can to help those made redundant." ENDS

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