Northern Ireland

Textile firm staff 'sent home without notice' says union

Up to 140 workers at a textile recycling factory near Ballymena, County Antrim, have been sent home without notice, a trade union has said.

SIPTU said management at All-Tex Recyclers told staff they were to go home, following an inspection by the Northern Ireland Health and Safety Executive (HSENI) on Thursday.

There has been no comment from the company or the HSENI so far.

The union said it is seeking an urgent meeting with the company's management.