Rally over threat to poultry jobs
Hundreds have attended a rally in County Fermanagh in Northern
Ireland over fears for more than 180 jobs at a poultry factory.
Last month, parent company Moy Park told workers at the former Ferne Foods
plant in Lisnaskea that it was being considered for closure.
rally was the latest move to prevent job losses at the factory, which produces
frozen breaded chicken and processed egg products.
Jim Quinn said the rural community was united in support.
indications are that this will be a major rally for Lisnaskea and will make
other multinationals thinking of taking similar action think again before they
take on a united rural community," he said.
Moy Park said last month
that cheaper overseas imports meant the plant was no longer viable, and has
begun a consultation on its future.
It said the plant was neither
large enough, nor sufficiently specialist, to warrant long-term
It said employees wishing to stay within the company may
be offered similar employment in the company's Northern Ireland
About 3,500 people are employed by Moy Park in Northern
Ireland across three production sites at Dungannon, Craigavon and
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