Huge turnout in Enniskillen as BT staff fight for jobs

DESPERATE efforts to save more than 300 jobs at the BT Group branch in Enniskillen have given devastated employees a glimmer of hope.

Last night (Tuesday), hundreds of Enniskillen BT employees and their families attended a crunch meeting at the Westville Hotel in Enniskillen organised by the Communication Workers Union (CWU), to see what, if anything, they can do to save their jobs.

“I work at this site, as does my wife and it’s the biggest single employer in Enniskillen,” the CWU’s Northern Ireland Telecoms Branch secretary, Mark Feehily, said.


“Closing this office would have a massive effect on our town.”


UNION SUPPORT… Karen Rose (CWU President) addresses the large gathering of BT workers at the emergency meeting in The Westville Hotel. She is joined on stage by fellow CWU representatives Mark Feehily (Branch Secretary), Joe Fee (Branch Chairman), Stephen Albon (National Officer) and Erin Massey (Regional Secretary).

The CWU’S Deputy General Secretary-elect, Karen Rose, also threw her support behind the move.

“We’re going to do everything we can to make the strongest possible case to BT Group to urge them to keep jobs in Enniskillen. It’s right for our members, right for the community and the right decision for the company too,” she said.

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