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Protest over town 'jobs plight'
The Strabane textiles industry has been hit by job losses
The Strabane textiles industry has been hit by job losses
County Tyrone politicians are to stage a protest outside the Department of Enterprise over the employment situation in Strabane.

Strabane Employment Task Force will picket the gates at DETI HQ in Belfast.

At the same time, other members of the taskforce are to hold talks with the DETI permanent secretary.

They are expected to urge DETI to make Strabane a special case to deal with job losses in the textile industry and "to address the lack of investment".

Several assembly members and Strabane district councillors will be at the meeting.

One of them, Sinn Fein's Jarlath Mc Nulty, said his party would be "reinforcing the message that finance and resources need to targeted on the basis of need alone".

"The delegation will be demanding a specific range of measures which we have identified as being key to regenerating the local economy," he said.




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