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Loss of 300 jobs at Convergys unacceptable- Louise O’Reilly TD

13 April, 2016 - by Louise O'Reilly TD


Sinn Féin TD for Fingal Louise O’Reilly has written to the acting Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation Richard Bruton expressing her deep concern about 300 potential redundancies at Convergys in Swords. 

Deputy O’Reilly said:

“I am in receipt of representations from workers employed by Convergys in Swords (formerly Stream) who have been advised that 300 workers are to be made redundant. 

The company will begin the mandatory 30 day consultation period on April 20th. 

These workers, their families and their communities will be devastated by this news. 

The Minister previously stated in September 2013 that the Business Processing Outsourcing sector was "targeted as part of the Action Plan for Jobs".

Therefore I am seeking the assistance of Minister Bruton’s department in this "targeted" area for these workers. 

More specifically, I am asking the Minister to intervene and seek another company to take this over as a going concern and for him to do all in his power to ensure that these vital jobs are saved.

I understand that there may be assistance available to these workers from the EU and I am requesting that the Department expedite this in the event that the jobs cannot be saved.”

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