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Caterpillar job losses a devastating blow to local area - Maskey

27 September, 2019 - by Paul Maskey

Sinn Féin MP Paul Maskey has said the announcement the 100 jobs are at risk at West Belfast Caterpillar will be a devastating blow to the workers and the local area. 

The West Belfast MP said:

"This is a very difficult time for the workers at Caterpillar and their families and this news will have come as a devastating blow for them but also for the economy of the wider area.

"I have been engaging with the workers to hear their concerns and I am seeking an urgent meeting with the company.

“Given the ongoing uncertainty over Brexit, this will only add to the pressure on the local economy and community. 

"Management at the company now need to work with staff and to make sure employees are kept up to date with all developments and if the jobs cannot be saved, they should be offered retraining and up-skilling opportunities." 

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