‘Support must be made available for Wrightbus workers’ - McGuigan
North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan has said all possible support must be made available to ensure that those losing their jobs at Wrightbus are reskilled, retrained and assisted to secure future employment.
The North Antrim MLA commented:
“News that Wrightbus is going into administration with large numbers of redundancies is a tragedy for the workforce and a hammer blow for the local economy.
“Wrightbus is a huge employer in its own right but also a massive part of the manufacturing supply chain so this will have a major knock-on effect on smaller sub contractors and local suppliers.
“Ballymena and North Antrim are still feeling from a number of major blows in the manufacturing industry over recent years, and the crisis at Wrightbus, plus the ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, will only add to the pressure that has been created in the local economy and community.
“Sinn Féin will be calling on the Department for the Economy to help find a buyer for Wrightbus and to ensure all possible support is made available to ensure that those losing their jobs at Wrightbus are reskilled, retrained and assisted to secure future employment.”