Workers from the Waterford Crystal plant in Kilbarry have travelled to Dublin this morning and are mounting a demonstration outside the offices of Deloitte & Touche on Dublin’s Earlsfort Terrace since 11am.

“The demonstration will bring to the attention of those 1,100 people who work for Deloittes in Ireland the poor manner in which David Carson and their company have handled the situation in Waterford Crystal since last Friday,” said Unite Regional Organiser Walter Cullen.

“It will be a peaceful demonstration. We will not be employing private security forces to ‘protect’ us as the receiver shamefully did in Waterford. The sit-in at Waterford was a direct result of David Carson’s action in closing the plant with no discussion, no contact or no respect for the working people who generated sales of €180 million for the company in the United States alone last year.  Maintaining the plant as a going concern is essential to keep hope alive in the bids that have been made. If Deloittes are not willing to do that then we will,” he added.

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