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Harland & Wolff: Call for Former Staff to Return to Shipyard on Sunday Part of Campaign to Save Jobs

10th August 2019
Employees of Harland and Wolff during their protest at the gates of the shipyard in Belfast Employees of Harland and Wolff during their protest at the gates of the shipyard in Belfast Photo: Liam McBurney (PA) / Belfast Telegraph -facebook

Retired and former Harland and Wolff workers, writes Belfast Telegraph, have been invited to return to the shipyard on Sunday as part of a special event.

Concrete prints will be made of the "hands that built the shipyard" during an event at 12pm.

Unite shop steward at the shipyard Joe Passmore said that the event is part of the staff occupation in an effort to save jobs, with Harland and Wolff entering administration earlier this week.

“The gesture of concrete hand prints is a testament to the people who built this great industry. The yard means so much to this city and beyond, it needs to be re-nationalised," Mr Passmore said.

We need to take ownership. All hands on deck - let’s save our shipyard."

To read more including what trade union UNITE had to say 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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