GAME STAFF GRATEFUL FOR SUPPORT RECEIVED AS THREE-WEEK SIT-IN ENDS

20 April 2012 No Comments by The Northern Standard

Staff at video games retailer GAME in Monaghan Shopping Centre have expressed thanks for the “surprising but very welcome” level of support they received during their three-week sit-in at the store which ended last Friday, 13th April.
 In a statement posted on the ‘GAME Ireland fight for your rights’ Facebook page for staff across Ireland, protestors extended thanks to local T.Ds, representatives and shop owners for their support. Full-time staff will receive their due wages while part-time staff will be paid two of their three weeks wages owed. However, they will have to seek redundancy payment from the state.  Speaking to the Northern Standard former Deputy Manager in GAME Neil Durnin described the level of support the Monaghan staff received as “surprising but very welcome.” He told how the staff in other units in the shopping centre and members of the general public had helpfully provided food and moral support for the GAME staff and praised the local media for their coverage.
 Mr Durnin also reserved particular praise for Sinn Féin councillor Sean Conlon and T.D Deputy Caoimhghin Ó Çaoláin for being “constantly in contact” with staff during the sit-in and for raising the issue in the Dáil.

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