The European Parliament will this week vote to provide €2.5 million to support the former workers of the Lufthansa Technik/Airmotive plant in Rathcoole, Co Dublin. The funding is being made available through the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF). The EGF provides additional support for workers made redundant as a result of changes in world trade patterns due to globalisation.
“A total of €4.1 million will be made available to support the former Lufthansa Technick/Airmotive workers. €2.5 million will be provided by the European Union with the balance to be provided by the Government.”
“They money will be used to help the 450 redundant workers start new businesses, provide career planning assistance, training opportunities and further education programmes.
“When 450 workers lost their jobs as a result of outsourcing, the Government applied to the EU for funding designed to assist people impacted by globalisation. This is a good example of the practical support the European Union can offer its citizens. The financial support from the European Globalisation Adjustment Fund (EGF) is an acknowledgement that European solidarity is alive and well.”