Caterpillar jobs losses blow for families - Sheehan
West Belfast MLA, Pat Sheehan said the announcement of 140 job losses at Caterpillar is a big blow especially in the run-in to Christmas for the families affected.
Pat Sheehan said:
"This is a massive blow particularly for the 140 people and their families directly affected but it will also have a knock-on effect on the West Belfast economy.
“I know some of the workers personally and I share their concerns. The important thing now as these workers face an uncertain future is to ensure their rights and entitlements are protected in full.
“The Department of Employment and the Minister, Stephen Farry must ensure that all upskilling and retraining programmes are made available to the workers so they can avail of other employment opportunities.
“I am available to assist the workers affected in ensuring their rights and entitlements are respected.”