UNION

AstraZeneca slash almost 100 jobs in manufacturing 'hammer blow'

Printable PDF
26 Mar 2019
Press Office

Press Office

Pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca has slashed almost 100 jobs in a ‘hammer blow’ to UK manufacturing.

The firm told staff there will be 94 redundancies at its Macclesfield campus.

Consultation began yesterday and the jobs are expected to go by 2020.

This is devastating news for GMB members and their families.

Stephen Boden, GMB Organiser:

AstraZeneca made the decision following investment in a new packing facility, which requires fewer employees.

Stephen Boden, GMB Organiser, said:

“This is a hammer blow for manufacturing in the North West – and the UK as a whole.

“The decision to restructure manufacturing capacity is devastating news for GMB members and their families.

 “We will work closely with affected members to mitigate compulsory job losses and to secure the best possible deal through the consultation period.”

Related news

 
Join more than 600,000 people and become a GMB member today
Join Us!