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Sinn Féin call for ministerial response to redundancies

9 November, 2012


Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay said both the DEL and DETI ministers need to act immediately regarding the redundancies at the Patton construction firm in Ballymena.

The North Antrim MLA and Chair of the Assembly’s Finance & Personnel Committee said:

“This is a black day for Ballymena, especially in the lead up to Christmas.

“Both the DEL and DETI ministers need to act immediately to ensure that the Patton workers have immediate access to support and advice in regard to finding re-employment and re-training

“DETI needs to ensure that support is given by invest NI to construction businesses and those in the supply chain affected.

“While there is a need for a focus on foreign direct investment it should not be to the detriment of our construction firms who also need support.”

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