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Cammell Laird Members Back Strike Vote

Monday, October 15, 2018

GMB MEMBERS BACK STRIKE VOTE AT CAMMELL LAIRD IN ANGER OVER ALMOST 300 JOB CUTS

GMB members gave a clear direction that they will oppose any compulsory redundancy and fight to defend their jobs if need be

GMB, the union for ship workers, has announced members have backed a strike vote after almost 300 job losses were announced at Cammell Laird.

In meeting today, GMb members express their anger over the job losses – and the uncertain future they now face.

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 now meet with the company on October 18 to discuss next steps.

Albie McGuigan, GMB Organiser, said:

"GMB members at Cammell Laird met today.

"There was a lot of anger among members over the plans to cut almost 300 jobs.

"Our members are now facing an uncertain future and they are not happy.

“They gave a clear direction that they will oppose any compulsory redundancy and fight to defend their jobs if need be.

"We will now meet with the company on Thursday to discuss next steps."

ENDS

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

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