Fitzpatrick shock at Spanboard job cuts

Coleraine Alliance Councillor Barney Fitzpatrick has expressed shock at news that the Spanboard Factory in Coleraine has announced plans which will lead to the loss of 80 jobs. This news follows the recent announcement of 92 job losses at AVX and redundancies at Woolworth’s and other high street retailers.

Cllr. Barney Fitzpatrick stated: “Our hearts go out to all those employees, and their families, who will lose their jobs particularly so early in this New Year. I am extremely worried about the impact this news will have on the local economy in Coleraine.

“This announcement is a real body blow to the town. The knock-on effects of such a potential loss of employment will be devastating for the wider area.

“In our present economic difficulties this news could not have come at a worse time. We need to see the relevant Stormont Ministers doing all they can to maintain these posts and put in place support to minimise the problems facing employees.”


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