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291 Jobs Slashed At Cammell Laird

Thursday, October 11, 2018

GMB OUTRAGE AS ALMOST 300 JOBS SLASHED AT CAMMELL LAIRD SHIPYARD

This is another kick in the teeth for the UK’s proud shipbuilding tradition says GMB Union

GMB, the union for ship workers, has expressed outrage after almost 300 job losses were announced at Cammell Laird.

The company said it was slashing 291 jobs - nearly 40 per cent of the workforce – by March 2019.

Just this week the shipyard won two contracts worth more than £600 million, to maintain Royal Fleet Auxiliary ships.

GMB will meet with members on October 15, before meeting with the company on October 18.

Albie McGuigan, GMB Organiser, said:

“This decision is outrageous – particularly coming so soon after the shipyard won those lucrative contracts.

“This number of job losses will cause devastation to the community.

“This is another kick in the teeth for the UK’s proud shipbuilding tradition.

“If this Government wanted to help our nation’s shipbuilders it would pledge to keep the £1 billion order for three new RFA’s in the UK.

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

 

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