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Staff sit-in at a Cork waste firm
17 Apr 2014 13:01
A sit-in is continuing at the premises of a Cork waste firm after its 25 staff were told the company was closing and they were to lose their jobs.
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The owners of Healy's Blue Bins told workers yesterday that it was closing for financial reasons, and that a liquidator has been appointed.
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The men, some with over 30 years’ service, were then given their P45s, a brief reference and one week's earnings.
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The men said they are shocked and devastated by the way they are being treated and decided to stage a sit-in at the Skehard Road premises.
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They are hoping to meet with the liquidator who is due on site later today.
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Sinn Féin Councillor Chris O'Leary said the men accept these are tough times but you "don't leave people go just like that".
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Efforts to contact the owners have been unsuccessful to date.
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