McGlone: Expected job losses in Toomebridge devastating

SDLP Mid Ulster MLA, Patsy McGlone has said that workers at SDC Trailers will now be worried about job security following an announcement by the company. Mr McGlone said that staff need certainty quickly to help them prepare for the future.

He said, “In their statement today, SDC Trailers were clear that the economic disruption and lack of clarity around Brexit has resulted in customers buying less and left the business in a precarious situation. This is yet another example, if it was ever needed, of the damage that Brexit and ongoing uncertainty will do to our local economy.

“I have spoken with company management today and I will continue to engage with them over the coming weeks, and with the workers affected by the announcement. I will be engaging with trade union colleagues during the consultation process to ensure that the staff are supported. This is a significant blow for Toomebridge and we have to do all we can to ensure further opportunities are made available for the staff in the immediate future.”