Question for Urgent Oral Answer
Mr David McIlveen asked the Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment what plans her Department has to support workers affected by the proposed closure of the JTI Gallaher factory.
The Minister of Enterprise, Trade and Investment, Arlene Foster MLA stated:
First, I wish to express my sincere sympathy to all those workers who face a very uncertain future over the coming months as a result of JTI's announcement last week. The company has stressed that the decision is in no way a reflection on the manufacturing performance of the local team. In the meantime, Invest Northern Ireland continues to work closely with the company and with the Department for Employment and Learning to ensure that those employees who may be impacted by the outcome of the consultation are offered good advice, help and support at the most appropriate time.
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