“This is worrying news and my thoughts are with the hundreds of workers who could potentially be affected,” said Mr Tennyson.
“Morgan McLernon is a significant employer in Upper Bann and I will be engaging with management to gain a full understanding of the rationale for this proposed course of action and to ascertain what mitigations will be put in place.
“The letter to staff cites Brexit amongst a number of external factors which have led to this decision. It will be of little comfort to the workers impacted that some of the most vocal and reckless proponents of Brexit are only now decrying this unfortunate outcome.
“Any closure of this scale would be a huge blow for the staff and for the local economy in Lurgan. Alliance will continue to advocate for those affected to the best of our ability. However, we ought to be doing so in a functioning Assembly and Executive.”
August 10, 2023
Tennyson expresses concern at proposed closure of Morgan McLernon Lurgan site
Alliance Upper Bann MLA Eóin Tennyson has expressed his concern after the haulage firm Morgan McLernon wrote to staff outlining the proposed closure of its Lurgan site.
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