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Sinn Féin meets with Visteon workers

31 March, 2009 - by Jennifer McCann

Sinn Féin west Belfast MLA’s Jennifer McCann (deputy Chair of the Enterprise Trade and Investment Committee) and Paul Maskey (Chair of the Public Accounts Committee), joined with Chair of Belfast City Council’s Development Committee Cllr Michael Browne in visiting protesting Visteon workers this evening.

There they met with workers and Trade Union representatives.

Speaking after the meeting Ms McCann said,

“I want, on behalf of Sinn Fein, to extend solidarity to the staff from Visteon who are understandably concerned with their redundancies given the long years of service they have given to this company and the community.

Sinn Féin has been liaising closely with the management of Visteon in Britain and in Belfast, and with the local workforce. Our goal throughout has been to retain much needed local employment and defend the rights of the Visteon workers.

This decision by Visteon is an outrageous move and will have a very negative impact on the economy and community of this part of Belfast. Sinn Féin will continue to pro-actively support staff in securing the best deal possible for them at this difficult time.” CRÍOCH

NOTES TO EDITORS/NEWSDESK: Sinn Féin President and west Belfast MP Gerry Adams will visit the protesting workers at 9:30am tomorrow alongside west Belfast Sinn Féin MLA’s Jennifer McCann and Paul Maskey

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