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Taoiseach slams Talk Talk over handling of Waterford closure

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Workers at
the Talk
Talk call
centre in
Waterford
yesterday

Workers at the Talk Talk call centre in Waterford yesterday

Workers
gather outside
Talk Talk in
Waterford

Workers gather outside Talk Talk in Waterford

Nigel Sullivan,
human
resources
director of
Talk Talk PLC,
speaks to
reporters

Nigel Sullivan, human resources director of Talk Talk PLC, speaks to reporters

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Workers at the Talk Talk call centre in Waterford yesterday

The Taoiseach has sharply criticised Talk Talk management over their handling of the closure of the Waterford plant.

Speaking this morning, Enda Kenny was strongly critical of the short notice given for the closure, which is resulting in the loss of 575 jobs.

Workers were told yesterday that the centre is to close in 30 days.

Mr Kenny said that the least that could be done was to give some signal in advance that such a devastating move was planned to allow state agencies to look for an alternative employer.

He said the company's behaviour was "discourteous" and that the workforce and the people of Waterford had served the UK-based company well.