WP comment on Waterford Crystal closure

Workers Party fully behind glass workers

The Workers Party have strongly condemned the receiver appointed to Waterford Wedgwood after his decision to close the Kilbarry plant with immediate effect.


The party says that it fully supports the decision of the workers to occupy the factory and says that the receiver had acted shamefully in not giving workers proper notice or giving more time for a buyer for Waterford Crystal as a going concern. 


“The Workers’ Party is fully behind the workers in their bid to defend their jobs and to get solid assurances for themselves and the company’s pensioners that they would get their full entitlements.  The receiver’s hasty move to close down the company must be questioned and the workers were right to occupy the premises and fight for their jobs and for their rights” said Waterford Workers Party chairman Seán Walsh.


Issued Friday, 30th January 2009

Peace, Work, Democracy & Class Politics