“Hughes Christensen is a highly profitable company. In the last three months of 2009, $47million was paid out to shareholders, yet over 200 workers in Belfast are threatened with losing their livelihoods. These jobs must not be allowed to disappear.
“Workers at Hughes Christensen can fight the job losses. When Visteon workers occupied their factory after that company announced the closure of plants in the UK, workers successfully occupied the factory and forced much improved redundancy deals. This shows that a determined fight by workers can deliver results.
“In the event of closure, workers should demand action from the Assembly Executive not just empty words. To save much needed jobs and skills, the Assembly should put jobs ahead of profits by taking the factory into public ownership to be run democratically by working people.”