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Beggs Calls for Executive Decisions in Wake of FG Wilson Job Losses

Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs Jnr has expressed his shock at the scale of the job losses announced by engineering firm FG Wilson. The East Antrim MLA said: “In the wake of the initial announcement of redundancies at FG Wilson, I met with their Northern Ireland Operations Manager Robert Kennedy and other senior management at the Larne factory earlier this summer. I was made me aware of the pressures they were experiencing regarding their smaller Generator sets, which had resulted in the announcement of the earlier job losses and their decision to establish a production facility in Asia. But like everyone else, I have been shocked by this second announcement and the scale of redundancies proposed. It seems amazing that relatively recently the firm were announcing significant profits, investing in new production lines, and taking on extra staff. It appears that the financial crisis in the Euro-zone has accelerated … Continue reading

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