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Members To Strike At Cammell Laird

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

GMB MEMBERS TO STRIKE OVER JOB CUTS AT HISTORIC CAMMELL LAIRD SHIPYARD

If this decision is not reversed it will lead to untold hardship on the redundant workers and their families, says GMB Union

GMB members at Cammell Laird Shipyard in Birkenhead have voted to take industrial action to oppose redundancies and defend their jobs and the future of skilled workers and support staff within the shipyard.

Last month, the company it was slashing 291 jobs - nearly 40 per cent of the workforce – by March 2019. [1]

This industrial action mandate will lead to a total overtime ban and sustained strike action.

Albie McGuigan, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

“This proposed redundancy of 291 highly skilled workers and support staff is a deliberate attempt to restructure through redundancy and place the future of a loyal workforce in peril.

“If this decision is not reversed it will lead to untold hardship on the redundant workers and their families.

“We have recently put to the company a credible alternative that could avert the first group being made redundant in December.

“If the company agree it would allow time to re-evaluate the workload throughout January and into February 2019.

“However to date we have no commitment from the company that they will reconsider their decision to dismiss 40% of the workforce.

“The members have made this decision to defend jobs now - otherwise workers will receive notice in December.

ENDS

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

[1] http://www.gmb.org.uk/newsroom/cammell-laird-jobs

 

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