Emergency payments are being made available by the Department of Social Protection for the 32 staff who were left devastated following the sudden closure of SLM Eire Teo yesterday.
The digital marketing company was put into liquidation yesterday afternoon. It is understood that the staff were unaware of the company’s closure until staff from the company headquarters in Manchester visited the company in Gaoth Dobhair Industrial Estate.
The sudden closure of the company has been condemned by Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty and Independent County Councillor Michael Mac Gioalla Easbuig.
Gaeltacht Minister Joe McHugh is to meet staff today at a Gaoth Dobhair company.
After talks between Minister McHugh and Social Protection Minister Regina Doherty last night, staff from her Department will also meet former SLM staff in Gaoth Dobhair today to advise them of their rights. Emergency payments will also be processed if required.
Údarás officials will also be on hand to advise on vacancies at other companies at the Business Park.
“This is very upsetting news for 32 people and their families,” said McHugh.
“Minister Regina Doherty has organised her Department staff to be on hand for a group meeting with staff today and for individual meetings where claims can be made and emergency payments issued if required. I’d like to thank Regina who responded so quickly yesterday evening.
“My immediate concern is for the former staff and their families. This is a very upsetting time for them and I have spoken to a number of staff by phone and will be meeting them later today in Gaoth Dobhair.”
The Donegal TD added: “I’ve also arranged for Údarás na Gaeltachta staff to be at our meeting today to advise on other positions available in the area.”Tags: