Woman stages sit-in protest over pay at Atlantic View in Ballyshannon

first_img Twitter Woman stages sit-in protest over pay at Atlantic View in Ballyshannon Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal Facebook Twitter Facebook By News Highland – December 19, 2012 Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire Google+ Google+ WhatsApp Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th center_img News Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry WhatsApp RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Pinterest Previous articleUnclear if Donegal County Council budget will be passed this eveningNext articleCouncillors fail to reach agreement on 2013 Budget News Highland A woman has staged a sit-in during a pay protest at a community development organisation which was once given a boost by Environment Minister Phil Hogan.Ann McGowan, who once highlighted a cancer campaign on the Joe Duffy radio show, said she was prepared to remain locked in overnight at the Atlantic View Community Development Company in Ballyshannon.63-year-old Ms McGowan, the only paid employee of the company, was made redundant over two weeks ago when it closed its offices.She was offered her redundancy pay cheque yesterday, but she immediately rejected it claiming that it was only a third of what she was entitled to after 11 years in the organisation where she was project organiser.Atlantic View operated cross-border education and jobs schemes and was funded by a number of organisations, including the International Fund for Ireland.Michael Tunney, chairman of Atlantic View, said that it was run by a totally voluntary management board.He said they were trying to call an extraordinary board meeting in the next 48 hours to prepare a formal statement in response to Ms McGowan’s situation. Pinterestlast_img

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