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Job losses a blow to local economy - McMullan

11 November, 2015 - by Oliver McMullan

East Antrim MLA Oliver McMullan has said news that 42 jobs will be lost at Schrader Electronics in Carrickfergus is a blow to the local economy. 

The East Antrim MLA said; 

"The announcement that 42 jobs could be lost at Schrader Electronics' plant in Carrickfergus is a severe blow to the economy in East Antrim. 

"My thoughts are with the workers at Schrader and their families upon hearing this news. 

"There is never a good time for such announcements but it is made all the worse coming up to Christmas. 

"This announcement, coupled with the news that Caterpillar, which has a plant in Larne, is also set to shed jobs will hit the local economy hard. 

"Management at both companies need to work with staff and their trade union representatives to ensure workers are informed about what is happening. 

"Retraining opportunities should also be offered to staff to help them re-enter the job market locally."

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