Workers at Scunthorpe-based construction firm Clugston will be provided with ‘full support’, Unite, Britain and Ireland’s largest union, said today (Friday, 6 December), after the firm collapsed into administration.

Unite has around 40 members at Clugston, which went into administration despite a turnover of £175.4 million in 2018, leaving workers facing the prospect of not being paid over Christmas.

The union is seeking an urgent meeting with administrators KPMG over how unpaid wages will be reimbursed as well as other matters.

Unite regional officer John McIntyre said: “This is devastating news for Clugston workers who have been told they will not be paid before Christmas.

“Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with KPMG, who have been appointed as administrators. Their priority should be to ensure that staff are paid the money they are owed as quickly as possible by facilitating access to the correct agencies.

“Our members will be provided with Unite’s full support and a meeting is being arranged to inform them of the assistance available and what action will be taken to recoup their lost earnings and help them get back to work.” 

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For more information please contact Unite communications officer Ryan Fletcher on 07849 090215.

Email: ryan.fletcher@unitetheunion.org

Notes to editors:

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.