Manufacturing Taskforce

Timothy Gaston TUV
Timothy Gaston TUV

The ‘manufacturing taskforce’ set up with the support of three NIO Ministers last month to deal with recent job loss announcements in the borough will meet for a second time after Christmas, the Mayor has revealed.

Referring to recent announcements affecting Michelin, B&Q, Schrader and Caterpillar, Mayor Billy assured councillors at their December meeting that Council will continue to work with key ministerial departments “to look at a long term solution”.

Describing the Michelin announcement as “another massive blow to the economy”, Deputy Mayor, Cllr Timothy Gaston said: “It’s time for Ministers to turn their talk into actions”.