Sinn Féin TD for Dublin South West Seán Crowe has said that it is unacceptable that some Iceland workers have gone unpaid since the stores were sold off as Iceland pulled out of the 26 Counties.

Teachta Crowe said:

“Since Iceland announced they had sold their 27 stores in the south, many of the workers have reached out to my colleague and Sinn Féin Workers’ Rights spokesperson Louise O’Reilly TD. These workers have alleged that some workers have not received wages owed and others have not received wages in full.

“This is an unacceptable situation and requires immediate intervention by the Minister for Enterprise, Trade, and Employment. These workers are owed wages and they deserve clarification on their futures and the future of the company’s operations in Ireland.

“We have an Iceland store locally in Tallaght and if any of these workers are owed wages, it is imperative that this is rectified without delay. A new owner can’t be allowed to cut workers lose and not paid them the wages they are owed for work done.”