Historic pottery firm Dudson goes bust costing 310 jobs

04 Apr 2019
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Historic pottery firm Dudson has gone bust costing 310 jobs.

The company has been making tableware, glassware, and fine china in Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent, since 1800.

Administrators told workers to take their things and leave the premises this morning.

“This is another devastating blow for the potteries.

Wendy Greiveson, GMB Organiser

There was no consultation with staff or unions prior to the collapse – a breach of legal requirements.

GMB will now pursue a protective award on behalf of members due to the company’s failure to consult.

The news comes just days after iconic potteries firm Wedgwood announced it was slashing more than 140 jobs. [1]

Wendy Greiveson, GMB Organiser, said:

“This is another devastating blow for the potteries.

“It is outrageous staff were simply told the company was bust and to leave the premises with no notice whatsoever.

“Dudson have clearly failed in the duty to consult. As a result GMB will be pursuing a protective award on behalf of our members.”

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