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Protest at Harland and Wolff As Workers Close Gates at Shipyard

30th July 2019
Save Our Shipyard: protesters yesterday brought a shipping container to the front gates of Harland and Wolff for shelter for workers who say they will protest all day and all night until a solution is found to save their jobs Save Our Shipyard: protesters yesterday brought a shipping container to the front gates of Harland and Wolff for shelter for workers who say they will protest all day and all night until a solution is found to save their jobs Photo: BBC News -twitter

Harland and Wolff workers, writes BBC News, have closed the shipyard's gates as part of a protest following news that the business is up for sale.

They have demanded Boris Johnson's government renationalise the yard and saves their jobs.

The protest began on Monday afternoon and has continued into the night.

The Unite union said workers decided to take this action ahead of the expected arrival of administrators on Wednesday.

A spokesman for the Norwegian parent company of Harland and Wolff said the company had no comment to make at this stage.

For more on the story, click here.

Published in Belfast Lough
Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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