Belfast Telegraph

Carillion collapse leaves Northern Ireland staff 'facing uncertainty'

By John Mulgrew

The collapse of Carillion has left hundreds of NI workers "facing immense uncertainty about their job security in the short term", it's been claimed.

SDLP MLA Patsy McGlone met with Northern Ireland's Auditor General this week to discuss the issues facing Carillion's Northern Ireland workforce.

"We've had a positive meeting with the Auditor General. The collapse of Carillion has left hundreds of workers facing immense uncertainty about their job security in the short term and their pension security in the longer term. It's critical that all efforts are now focussed on supporting those workers as well as identifying the failures that led to such a substantial collapse in a firm operating on a significant number of public sector contracts.

"The news that Capita stocks have nosedived places further pressure on the system of outsourcing public services and will require a significant review. We also referred the security of the PIP assessment contract, which currently rests with Capita, to the Auditor General for further inquiries."

Capita staff in NI face uncertainty after the company issued a major profits warning.

Belfast Telegraph

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