FORMER workers at the
Keith Prowse call centre in Buncrana have hit out at
the company claiming they are still owed redundancy
pay and have not received their P45s.
The ticketing agency at Lisfannon closed last August
with the loss of some 50 full-time and 50 part-time
jobs. But angry former workers say the firm has not
furnished them with their statutory redundancy pay
or their P45s.
One former employee, who did manage to get another
part-time position, has been paying emergency tax
for the past four months due to the lack of a P45.
"We still have not been issued with a P45 or
received redundancy pay. In my own case, I have been
on emergency tax since October and I'm paying about
50% of what I earn because of that," said one former
"This is unacceptable and Keith Prowse has to be
held accountable for their actions."
Another former employee added: "We are still in the
same situation as we were when the call centre in
Lisfannon closed five months ago with many of us
owed two weeks wages, holiday pay, notice and
Keith Prowse in Dublin was contacted several times
yesterday but no response was forthcoming.
Mayor of Buncrana, Cllr Pádraig MacLochlainn said he
was "totally outraged" that former workers who had
shown great loyalty to Keith Prowse over the years
were being treated so badly. He urged all the former
employees to get a form from the Revenue that
circumvented emergency tax.
"I am totally outraged that so many months have
passed and these workers have still not received
their P45s or their redundancy pay. This company
appears to have cut ties with them completely and
have walked away from their responsibilities,” said
Cllr MacLochlainn. He called on the Government to
intervene on behalf of the workers.