Newry MP speaks to Norbrook after employees express anger at weather closure

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Sunday, March 11th, 2018
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Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady has said that there needs to be uniformity in relation to adverse weather conditions and the effect on employees.

The Sinn Féin MP was speaking after employees from Norbrook Factory based in Newry had contacted him expressing anger at the fact that they would have to work unpaid to cover the hours that the factory had lost due to closure to the recent weather.



Speaking to Newry Times, the MP stated, “Norbrook has informed staff that they must work unpaid to cover the time they lost on the days the factory were closed as a result of the recent adverse weather.

“I have discussed the issue with the Labours Relation Agency and also had contacts with Norbrook management to express my concern and that of many of their employees at this unfair penalising of workers.



He continued, “Workers should not have to make up the time they lost through additional unpaid hours and I appeal to them to rectify this unfair penalising of its employees.”

The Newry and Armagh MP added, “On the broader issue regarding the impact of adverse weather on workers rights, I believe there needs to be uniformity and clarity on adverse weather policies and employer practices, particularly relating to the conditions that employees are paid.”



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