Suspsended Firstsource staff to fight case

The Firstsource premises in Londonderry
The Firstsource premises in Londonderry

Officials from the firm’s European HQ are expected to begin work in Londonderry today in a bid to settle the disoute between Firstsource management and suspended staff.

After news of the suspensions, thought to involve up to 90 employees, the News Letter understands the human resources team will begin work this morning in a bid to settle the matter within a week to a fortnight.

The issue broke on Saturday as workers held a meeting attended by local union officials over the action itself and the way it has been carried out.

Some of the workers said they found out they has been suspended from colleagues before they were notified by the company.

One worker has been dismissed and a number of others suspended on a level previously unheard of said Derry Trades Council leader, Liam Gallagher.

In a statement Firstcource said an internal investigation was underway into breaches of a number of policies and procedures by members of staff.

“We are aware that a large number of employees have been affected by this and are keen to conclude the investigation as quickly as possible.”