Fianna Fáil Finance Spokesperson Michael McGrath has expressed his deep disappointment at the news that leading pharmaceutical manufacturer GlaxoSmithKilne (GSK) is set to make 94 employees redundant at their shared services facility at the Cork Airport Business Park.
Deputy McGrath commented, “This news is a major setback for Cork. GSK are providing the sort of jobs that we have been working very hard for many years to attract. I would call on the Jobs Minister Richard Bruton to come to Cork immediately to set out in clear terms what he intends to do in response to this terrible news.
“When there is good news on the jobs front, the Government is quick to claim credit and arrive on the scene for publicity photographs. This is perfectly understandable and welcome, but I would like to see the Jobs Minister bring the same level of energy to situations where the news is bad. Following this awful news, we have 94 well trained and hard working individuals facing unemployment and uncertainty – I want to hear from the Government what they intend to do to make sure that these valuable skills are channelled into productive employment.”