JCB job losses: supplemental…

Following on from the earlier post, here is the latest update on the latest JCB job losses:

JCB GMB Works Convenor Gordon Richardson said: “The GMB at JCB UK are unfortunately informing their membership of a further wave of redundancies announced by the company today. Projected orders for the beginning of the year have not materialised and another 684 employees, including many of our members, are to lose their jobs. While we are looking at all options to challenge this proposed figure, the situation is looking extremely dire. The GMB will continue to support its membership and fight to reduce these numbers wherever possible. We are continuing to work a 34 hour week which means more than 300 of our members’ jobs remain protected. Whilst these are unprecedented times for our membership, the Joint Shop Stewards Committee for JCB UK remains extremely proud of this sacrifice and the professional attitude of all those affected. ”

Gordon W Richardson
Works Convenor
JCB World HQ