Belfast Telegraph

Job fears after Housing Executive rips up contract

By Patrice Dougan

A company embroiled in a row with the Housing Executive has claimed its 400 employees could be at risk of losing their jobs.

The Housing Executive (NIHE) yesterday announced it was terminating its contract with east Belfast-based property maintenance company, Red Sky Group.

The move follows an investigation into the work carried out by the group after it was revealed Executive tenants had complained about sub-standard workmanship.

In an extensive statement, Red Sky Group said it had “robustly rebutted” the report into the investigation and said it was “absolutely clear the allegations are without substance”. It also said it was prepared to demonstrate this in court.

“The actions taken by NIHE create a significant business risk to Red Sky Group and its 400 employees in Belfast, and Red Sky is consulting with its advisers as to the implications of this action, and what recourse it might take.”

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