14/09/2016

Fintrax Urged To Clarify Workers Redundancy Payments

The management of Fintrax has been urged to inform workers from their Data Processing Centre in Connemara where they stand in relation to redundancy payments.

News that 30 workers at the centre in An Tulach are to lose their jobs has been described by Sinn Féin Senator Trevor Ó Clochartaigh, as "regrettable".

The Galway West – South Mayo Senator said: "It is regrettable that this highly profitable company is letting workers go in its Irish operations for cheaper labour in Poland.

"The least they can do at this stage is to clarify for those workers being let go what kind of redundancy package they are going to receive."

It is understood that redundancies will begin on 23 September and are to be completed by the 28 October.

Senator Ó Clochartaigh added: "The company, which doesn't allow its workforce have union representation, has had limited engagement with the workers on their redundancy package but nothing has been confirmed as of yet. A company this big and this profitable is well able to forward plan and they should offer their workers the same opportunity to do so.

"I am asking Fintrax to treat the workers with a bit more respect, to recognise the years of exemplary service they have given the company and give them a generous package which will allow them to seek new employment with a little bit of financial security.'

(MH/LM)

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