RULE CHANGES SHOULD BENEFIT EMPLOYMENT IN KEY MONAGHAN SECTORS SAYS MINISTER – BUT POULTRY SECTOR REMAINS UNHAPPY

5 November 2021 No Comments by The Northern Standard

New rules on recruiting workers from outside the EEA or European Economic Area which came into effect on October 28 will address skill and labour shortages across the economy, including in some key sectors of employment in Co Monaghan, Cavan/Monaghan Fine Gael TD and Government Minister Heather Humphreys said this week. Minister Humphreys was welcoming changes to the work permit system introduced by Minister of State for Business, Employment and Retail Damien English TD.

The changes have also been greeted by the mushroom sector in Co Monaghan and by the haulage, construction and meat processing spheres. But the poultry industry which is predominantly based in Co Monaghan is unhappy about the nature of the changes and representatives of the sector said that they had been effectively forgotten. IFA Poultry Chairman Andy Boylan from Carrickmacross said, “I am disappointed yet again that the poultry…

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