Page last updated at 08:52 GMT, Tuesday, 6 October 2009 09:52 UK

Redundancy aid for Stream workers

Call centre worker
The call centre employs 500 people at its two sites in Derry

Staff from the Citizens Advice Bureau are to visit Stream International on Tuesday to speak to hundreds of workers facing redundancy.

The Department of Employment asked the CAB to help the 450 workers who are to lose their jobs at the call centre.

Deputy manager of the Londonderry CAB, Raymond Cassidy, said they would help workers "find a forward path".

"We try to maximise their income, look at their benefits and their situation," he said.

Last week the employment minister, Sir Reg Empey, and the enterprise minister Arlene Foster met with workers at Stream International.

Ms Foster has written to the management of the company's US headquarters urging them to consider directing other work to its operation in Derry.

The call centre provides customer service and technical support for computer hardware products.

Customers have included Dell, BT, JVC and Vodafone.



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