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Sinn Féin commends resolute Visteon workforce

3 May, 2009

Sinn Féin MLA for West Belfast Paul Maskey has once again commended the resoluteness of the Visteon workforce in west Belfast.

Mr Maskey was speaking after news that the majority of Visteon workers are to back a deal which could lead to the end of the on-going dispute at the plant.

Speaking this afternoon Mr Maskey said,

“This package was possible because of the resilience, determination and resoluteness of the Visteon workforce; it was they, along with widespread support for their cause, which ensured that the corporation was brought to the negotiating table.

There are a number of outstanding issues which need resolved, not least the issue of pensions; we must also see moves from the relevant Government departments about what they will do in the time ahead to ensure that this highly skilled workforce is redeployed accordingly.

Sinn Féin once again commends the workers and their families and commits us to standing shoulder to shoulder with them in ensuring that their rights and entitlements are protected.” CRÍOCH

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