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Lagan Brick workers bring fight for justice to Dáil

5 July, 2012 - by Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin TD

The Sinn Féin TD for Cavan-Monaghan Caoimhghín Ó Caoláin has hosted a delegation of workers and their families from the Lagan Brick Company in Kingscourt Co. Cavan to the Dáil today.

The workers have been engaged in an around the clock protest at the gates of the Lagan Brick premises in Kingscourt, Co. Cavan since the company shut in the week before Christmas. They are demanding a fair redundancy deal from their former employers.

Speaking from Leinster House Deputy Ó Caoláin said:

“I am delighted to welcome the Lagan Brick workers and their families to the Dáil today and I want to commend the strength and determination of these workers who have been protesting for their rights for the past 204 days.

“Significantly today the delegation met with TDs and senators from across the political spectrum, with all parties expressing unequivocal support for the Lagan workers' reasonable demands. This must now be followed up with concrete action.

“We are calling on the Lagan company directors to come to the table, engage with the workers and their SIPTU representatives and agree to pay them the redundancy payments that they are entitled to and that they deserve.”

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