Belfast Telegraph

Political impasse is hitting jobs in Northern Ireland, parties told

By Audrey Watson

The current political impasse is having a serious effect on Northern Ireland's construction workers, it has been claimed.

Representatives from industry bodies met with politicians from the main parties to express their anger and frustration at the ongoing political deadlock at Stormont and its immediate and long term effect on jobs and investment within the sector.

Gordon Best, regional director, Quarry Products Association NI said: "Representatives speaking on behalf of the contractors, suppliers, professionals and sub-contractors, went to Stormont yesterday to communicate our members' concerns and frustrations over the negative impact the stalemate is having on the wider construction sector.

"Our politicians must understand that the political uncertainty is deterring economic investment, having a direct impact on jobs and creating a mass migration of skilled workers.

"We are also concerned about the current and future levels of capital spend and what infrastructure projects the Executive will commit to." he added.

Belfast Telegraph

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