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Ó Snodaigh calls for support for Carroll’s workers

13 August, 2009 - by Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD

Dublin Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh has called on workers and tradesmen to boycott Carroll’s Joinery in solidarity with workers there who are being laid off with no offer of redundancy despite many years of loyal service to the company. Deputy Ó Snodaigh accused the company of using the recession to undermine workers pay and conditions despite being a very profitable company with big orders and massive advertising campaign.

Speaking today as workers picketed the company’s head office in Park West and its plant in Ballingarry, Kilkenny Deputy Ó Snodaigh said, “The Labour Court has already ruled that these workers are entitled to four weeks redundancy for every year worked. This is the very least that they should be afforded. We are talking about fifty workers here with an average service of twenty-five years.

“Carroll’s Joinery is a very profitable company with big orders and a massive advertising campaign currently running on our television screens. The company is engaging in a brazen attempt to use the recession to undermine the workforce. We have seen this practice occurring at other companies in recent weeks and it must be stamped out.

“I am calling on the public and other workers in the trade to boycott Carroll’s Joinery and their subsidiary companies Door Store and Door Depot in solidarity with their fellow workers. We must not allow this or any other company to undermine the hard won rights of workers throughout Ireland.” ENDS

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