Thousands attend Waterford Crystal pension protest

Saturday 23 August 2014 22.06
Thousands attended the march through Waterford city centre
Thousands attended the march through Waterford city centre

Over two thousand people marched through Waterford city this afternoon to highlight the ongoing pensions issue for former workers at Waterford Crystal.

The march was attended by former employees and their families and heard calls for the Government to immediately address the issue of non-payment of pensions to the 700 or so former staff at the business.

Jimmy Kelly, regional secretary of Unite, told the crowd that "since Waterford Crystal closed its doors in 2009, we have been on a long walk for justice - from the Irish courts to the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg and back to the Irish courts. We have been out on the streets, in Dublin and Waterford, and on the media, making our case for pension justice."

He added that "today's event, and the support shown for the workers by a broad cross-section of the community in Waterford, demonstrates again that we're not going away until we receive pension justice",

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