Middleton voices concerns over shirt factory lay offs

05 April 2018

Foyle DUP MLA Gary Middleton has voiced his concerns following a decision by Smyth & Gibson shirt factory in Londonderry to temporarily lay off staff

Gary Middleton MLA

Member of the Environment Committee

Gary Middleton

He said, “My Office is currently assisting several staff from the Smyth and Gibson shirt factory after they were contacted by management to inform them that they have lost one of their main customers.

As a result of this, approximately 50 staff have been informed that a decision has been taken to temporarily lay them off for 5 weeks, allowing time to source further work from potential new clients.

This has obviously caused much concern among the staff and fears for their future employment.

I have already made contact with the company who are working to resolve the situation. I will continue to work with those affected and to provide advice and guidance where appropriate.”

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