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Vodafone injunction against workers deplorable – Adams

3 June, 2011 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President and TD for Louth and East Meath Gerry Adams this afternoon met workers from the Vodafone call centre in Dundalk who have been told they are to be sacked by the multi-national mobile phone giant.

Last week Vodafone announced that it was to sack over 130 workers and move the jobs to India and Egypt.

Mr. Adams said:

“Vodafone is behaving in an unacceptable and arrogant way toward its Irish workforce.

“Its decision to secure an injunction to prevent the publication of a poster by the Union is a clear attempt to silence Irish workers who are determined to defend their jobs and their rights as workers.

“Vodafone made €120 million profit from its Irish investments last year and so far €2.2 billion here.

“I am awaiting a response from the Minister seeking information on how much public money Vodafone has secured in grants and incentives.

“Sinn Féin supports the workforce and calls on the government to take urgent and decisive action to ensure that the jobs of Vodafone workers are protected.”

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