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SR Technics Job Losses Devastating for Dublin Northeast

12 February, 2009


Responding to the announcement of the loss of 1,400 jobs in northeast Dublin, Sinn Féin Councillor Killian Forde, called the day "the most devastating for local residents in decades".

 

"The jobs lost in SR Technics were the type of highly skilled positions that government is lauding to be Ireland’s economic future. This is deeply worrying. A discredited ideological insistence on privatisation and lack of creativity in tendering approaches has meant that SR Technics were unable to secure contracts from Aer Lingus that would have secured its future viability" said Forde.

 

Councillor Forde added, "Every day families are hit with a daily barrage of jobs cuts, profit warnings, share prices plummeting – all overseen by a deeply compromised government run by incompetents. It's becoming increasingly clear that a change of government is required to reverse the rot and begin a fight back." ENDS

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