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Gama settlement 

23 June 2005

Quick comment on your article on GAMA dated 1/6/05. Leaving aside the criticisms of Joe Higgins and the SP which I naturally disagree with you refer to the average payout to the workers being EUR17,000 when in fact it is closer to EUR40,000 and in some cases as high as EUR70,000 (depending on length of service) when you include the back wages that were salted away in Amsterdam. The recognised agreed rate and hours have been enforced on the sites thanks to the action. 

The EUR8,000 component is the overtime they were owed. 

You might be aware of these facts but to anybody unfamiliar with the
facts you would think EUR8,000 per year was the full and final

Michael O'Brien,

Socialist Party



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