140 jobs at engineering firm under threat

Trade union Unite has expressed concern for 140 jobs at Maydown Precision Engineering after management “failed” to engage with them over the threat of redundancies at the firm.

The union say that “incoming management have failed to engage with union” and they are calling for a constructive partnership approach to safeguard employment having only learnt of the likelihood of redundancies at the company after its members brought in letters issued on Tuesday.

Philip Oakes, Regional Officer called on the new management to come clean on their plans for the workforce. He added: “We are very disappointed the new owners have decided to exclude the union from their plans for redundancies in the workforce. It is unacceptable and a breach of our existing recognition agreement.”