Tarmac slashes jobs despite bumper profits

Posted by GMB Admin
Tuesday 21 March 2023
GMB Trade Union - Tarmac slashes jobs despite bumper profits

GMB Union has called on aggregate and building supplies giant Tarmac to step back from forcing through more than 400 redundancies at the company.

Union officials have slammed the company’s unwillingness to work with trade unions and ignoring pragmatic proposals put forward by GMB to halt mandatory redundancies.

GMB Union have argued that these reckless redundancies are unnecessary as the company in the context of huge company profits.

Dave Warwick, GMB Organiser, said:

“Tarmac is a household name, trusted and respected across the building, manufacturing and construction industries.

“Many customers will be scratching their heads about why the company is choosing to act in this deeply reckless way, Local managers are reporting back that these cuts are leaving them with a depleted and frankly dangerous staff levels.

“Tarmac workers and GMB members are understandably worried about what these job cuts will mean for the company and where capacity to cover sick leave, holidays and parental leave will come from.

“This all while company top brass, including Tarmac’s owner CRH, are trousering eye watering profits and pay packets. The highest paid boss at CRH is on a reported £12.4million pay package, unimaginable wealth compared to the very workers they’re threatening with job losses.

“Tarmac must step back from the brink on job losses, work with GMB and find a solution that works for its workforce.”

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