January 19, 2023
Government must do all they can to save Argos jobs – Louise O’Reilly TD

Sinn Féin spokesperson on Enterprise, Trade, Employment and Workers’ Rights, Louise O’Reilly TD, has said news that Argos is to close its operations in the State is a “huge blow for the workers” and called for the government to do all they can to save the over 400 jobs.

Teachta O’Reilly said:

“The emerging news that Argos is to close its stores across the State is an incredible blow for the more than 400 workers, their families, their communities, and for the retail sector in Ireland.

“As it is the company’s intention to shut down its complete operations this amounts to a collective redundancy which requires a 30-day consultation period.

“It is essential that the company engage quickly and in good faith with the workers trade union, Mandate, during this period.

“Throughout this 30-day period the Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment must meet with Argos and Mandate to see if there is any prospect to save the jobs, and failing that, he must ensure the company engages with Mandate so the best possible redundancy deal can be achieved for the workers.

“Additionally, the Retail Forum must meet as a matter of urgency to see if there is any possibility of the workers being reemployed elsewhere.

“Retail is changing, but that does not mean that the government should abandon traditional retail by doing nothing.

“The workers in Argos must be the priority here and it is imperative that the government stands up for them.”

Follow us online

Latest Tweets

Time for insurance industry to end the profiteering and cut prices for consumers and businesses – @PearseDoherty

"The insurance industry has pocketed savings and boosted their profits instead of passing savings onto customers. This cannot continue."

Latest rent report shows government housing plan not working – @EOBroin

"Only a change of government and a new housing plan can start to undo the damage caused from years of bad government housing policy."

https://vote.sinnfein.ie/latest-daft-ie-rent-report-shows-government-housing-plan-not-working-eoin-o-broin-td/

Change is happening now across Ireland.

Sinn Féin is standing a record number of local and European candidates in elections that offer people a massive opportunity to vote for positive change and elect candidates who will work tirelessly to better the lives of workers, families,

We need Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael out of local government, out of national government and out of the European Parliament.

Sinn Féin MEPs will stand up for workers, families and communities. If you want rid of this disastrous government, come out and vótáil Sinn Féin on June 7th.

Load More