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Actor Murphy lends his support to sit-in workers

Published 24/02/2012 | 05:00

IRISH actor Cillian Murphy has become the latest celebrity to publicly support the three month sit-in protest by Vita Cortex workers.

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Mr Murphy (35) -- a native of Cork -- used the workers' internet page to voice his support and stressed that they had "right on their side".

The Douglas-born star of 'Batman Begins', 'The Wind That Shakes The Barley' and 'Inception' joined other celebrities such as Alex Ferguson, Paul McGrath and Christy Moore in backing the company's 32-strong workforce in their protest.

"I salute your refusal to accept what is an obvious injustice," he said.

The workers have vowed to maintain their protest until they secure redundancy payments they insist they were promised.

They have conducted a sit-in protest at the former foam manufacturing plant on Cork's Kinsale Road since it shutdown on December 16.

A candle-lit vigil will be staged next week in support of the workers by the Cork Council of Trade Unions.

Irish Independent

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