GAME workers’ demands should be supported – Ó Caoláin
Sinn Féin Cavan-Monaghan TD Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has called for public backing of the demands of the GAME workers. The sit-in at the GAME store in Monaghan Shopping Centre that commenced on Monday is continuing, as are similar staff occupations of other GAME stores elsewhere in the state. Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin and Monaghan Town and County Councillor Seán Conlon were among the early visitors to call on the protesting workers this week.
Deputy Ó Caoláin said:
“There needs to be government intervention in support of the GAME stores’ staff and of their customers. The company has indicated that the workers will receive nothing from their employers and will have to apply for State-funded bare minimum statutory redundancy payments.
“This is yet another example of employers dumping their staff and placing the burden on the public purse. The GAME store network has been well served over many years by a dedicated and well-informed workforce. They deserve better. Their years of service should be properly recognised and customers should be fully reimbursed for the credit they have built-up on their cards.”