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Maskey meets with TUC leaders on Brexit, Bombardier and Carillion

30 January, 2018 - by Paul Maskey

Paul Maskey MP has today met with leadership of the British Trade Union Congress (TUC) to discuss pressing workers’ rights issues for citizens in the north of Ireland, including ongoing concerns around Brexit, Carillion's collapse and the recent Bombardier judgement.

The West Belfast met with TUC leadership figures including Frances O’Grady, TUC General Secretary, and Kevin Rowan, Head of TUC Organisation.

The West Belfast MP said:

“The cases of the Bombardier trade dispute, and the financial collapse of construction giant Carillion, have thrown into sharp focus the inadequate rights protections and job security issues workers still face.

“In this regard we discussed the impact Brexit will have on workers’ rights safeguarded by EU membership, and the threats faced to them by the Tory-DUP Brexit pact.

“We also touched on pressing issues facing workers in Ireland. Many of those subcontracted by Carillion in the north of Ireland now face deep uncertainty about their future and livelihoods.

 “We support the TUC in our shared vision of a democratic and fair economy, first-class workers’ rights, economic equality, public services fit-for-purpose, and an end to corporate greed at the expense of citizens.”

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