Assembly parties attacked for failure to save jobs at Tyrone Crystal

The Socialist Party demands that the Assembly Executive takes action to save jobs at Tyrone Crystal by taking the workplace into public ownership. The decision of company bosses to close Tyrone Crystal will lead to not just the thirty one jobs at the factory but many more jobs losses in the area. The last thing Dungannon and Tyrone needs is more job losses.

The owners of Tyrone Crystal must be challenged to open the books to allow workers to inspect where the profits have gone. The defence of jobs must come first, not profits. 
 
The jobs could be saved at Tyrone Crystal if there was the political will to do so by the parties in the Executive. It would cheaper to bring Tyrone Crystal into public ownership thereby protecting jobs, the workforces skills-base and the wider local economy, than to stand back and simply allow unemployment to rise.

The factory could be run far more efficiently by bringing the workforce to the heart of the management and democratically-run alongside public representatives, re-investing profits back into developing the business.

It is an injustice to bail out those who are responsible for the economic crisis to the tune of billions, while workers pay with job losses. A socialist opposition is needed which stands up for the rights of ordinary people.

 

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