Save jobs at Cammell Laird

Save jobs at Cammell Laird

Turn the tide on casualisation

Unite members at Cammell Laird have overwhelmingly voted to take strike action over plans by bosses to slash the workforce by 40 per cent. Workers are angry over Cammell Laird’s ‘unnecessary’ job cuts which would see 290 jobs axed by March 2019, despite the shipyard recently winning two contracts worth a total of £619 million to support and maintain ships for the Royal Navy.

Unite regional officer Ross Quinn said: “Cammell Laird bosses need to wake up to the resolve of the workforce to take a stand against these unnecessary job cuts and turn the tide against casualistion. Throughout the consultation meetings with management to date, it has become clear that there is no reason to make anyone compulsory redundant.”

Unite is calling on the UK government and MoD to sit down with Cammell Laird to agree a way to avoid compulsory redundancies and secure jobs at the shipyard for years to come.

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