Potential jobs blow disappointing, says Farry

Alliance Economy spokesperson Stephen Farry MLA has said it is disappointing there wil be potential job losses locally after Fujitsu announced up to 1,800 jobs would be cut in the UK.

The electronics firm said the exact number of jobs to go in Northern Ireland would be determined at a later date. It currently employs 550 people in Belfast and 250 in the north-west.

“This news is disappointing, particularly for those workers at the company who may be affected. My primary concern is with them and their families,” said Dr Farry.

“It is important for Fujitsu to attempt to clarify the situation as soon as possible, to remove the doubt hanging over the heads of many workers here, and I urge the Executive to help them directly.

“As strong as it is, the manufacturing sector in Northern Ireland continues to receive a number of blows. Fujitsu have clarified this decision is not directly related to Brexit but the uncertainty it has thrown up around access to markets and other issues makes it extremely difficult to further develop the sector at present.”

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