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Adams congratulates La Senza workers

14 January, 2012 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin leader, Gerry Adams TD, has congratulated the women workers at the La Senza lingerie group for achieving payment of the wages and overtime owed to them after a sit in at the Liffey Valley store in Dublin.

“The workers at La Senza, along with those at Lagan Brick in Cavan and Vita Cortex in Cork, not only lost their jobs, but found themselves abandoned by their former employers and by government.

“When people lose their jobs, which is a disaster for them, they must be protected against being abandoned to their fate without even their minimum entitlements,” he said.

“The women workers at La Senza, in the face of such behaviour by the company, took the only course of action open to them: they sat in. This case had a good conclusion, but the women are still without jobs and the worry is that will be fate of thousands like them in coming months as the government fails to create jobs and continues with its austerity programme.”

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