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Adams demands clarity on Vodafone jobs

23 March, 2012 - by Gerry Adams

Responding to the news that Vodafone is moving its call centre operation from Rigney Dolphin to Teleperformance in Newry Teachta Gerry Adams said:

“There have been conflicting reports emerging about the possible consequences for workers in Dundalk and Dublin of the decision by Vodafone to transfer its call centre operations from Rigney Dolphin to Teleperformance in Newry.

“Workers and their families require and deserve clarity from Vodafone and Rigney Dolphin about this move and what it means for them.

“I have written to Vodafone asking specific questions on this, in particular for clarification about the future of the jobs in Dundalk.

“Any reduction in workers’ numbers or closure of the Dundalk site will be another blow to the local economy from Vodafone. It will add to the misery of many other families who have lost their jobs in recent time as a consequence of the failure of the government to invest in jobs and growth.

“Every effort must be made by the government to retain the existing jobs in Dundalk. Given that Vodafone continues to make a substantial profit on its Irish operations and to benefit from the low Corporation Tax level it has a responsibility to honour its obligations to its workers employed in Dundalk and Dublin.

“The decision by this company to move its operation to Newry is evidence of the adverse impact that partition has on the economy of this island and emphasises the need for greater and closer economic harmonisation between north and south.” ENDS

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