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Redundancy letters received by MLA's

20 July, 2006

Commenting on the receipt by MLA’s today of instructions to prepare support staff for redundancy Sinn Féin General Secretary, Mitchel Mc Laughlin MLA said: 

“Sinn Féin has consistently advocated that failure by the DUP to agree the re-establishment of the political institutions including a power sharing Executive then the Hain Assembly should be shut down. While such an eventuality will inevitably mean redundancy for support staff this is unfortunate and regrettable. 

However, perhaps the letter to all MLA’s today advising them to prepare themselves and staff for redundancy will focus minds on the need to engage in a manner that will see full restoration by the November 24th deadline.

“In the event that the DUP still refuses to enter power sharing institutions on the basis of equality then the two governments must press ahead with their stated intention of joint implementation of the Agreement particularly its all-Ireland aspects.” ENDS 

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