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Greencore profits underline case of former sugar workers - Ferris

5 December, 2006


The Sinn Féin spokesperson on Agriculture, Martin Ferris TD, has claimed that today's announcement by Greencore that it has made total profits of €96.6m underlines the case being made by former sugar factory workers for a better redundancy package.

Deputy Ferris said: "The fact that Greencore has posted such colossal profits having exited the sugar industry reinforces the need for the company to honour its original commitment to a proper redundancy package for its former employees. The company has refused to comply with a Labour Court order and is arrogantly flaunting its massive profits and move into property development, while former workers are being short changed.

"I am yet again calling on the Government to bring pressure on Greencore to honour its commitments and to share at least some of its profits, produced by the very workers it is now callously abandoning, with those who have lost out in its transformation from a major food processor to an asset stripping property speculator."

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