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Sinn Féin calls on Housing Executive Board to employ Carillion workers

31 January, 2018 - by Catherine Elattar

Sinn Féin Councillor Catherine Elattar told a meeting of the Housing Executive Board that the Housing Executive should directly employ workers from the Carillion Energy Service following the collapse of the British construction giant.


Catherine Elattar said:


“I told a meeting of the Housing Executive’s Board this morning that the housing body should take workers from the Carillion Energy Service into direct employment. 


“That call has been backed by our party leader n the north Michelle O’Neill and supported on a cross-party basis.


“This is a sensible proposal which can bring some certainty to workers and tenants alike.


“The collapse of Carillion has placed hundreds of workers in deep uncertainty about the future of their employment, and especially those employed under Housing Executive contracts with the firm.


“Heating and general maintenance for thousands of citizens and families in Housing Executive homes is provided through Carillion contracts.


“The protection of those employed through these contracts, and crucially the families living in homes dependent on this essential maintenance, must be the priority for the Housing Executive in the immediate future.”

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