Cammell Laird boss: Strikes have cost £1.5m and ‘extra losses are drawing close’
Strike motion at Cammell Laird has already cost the Birkenhead shipbuilder greater than £1.5m in misplaced industry, the corporate’s leader govt mentioned.
John Syvret warned “more losses are imminent” as union bosses pledged to proceed strike motion within the new yr.
Members of the Unite union started business motion, together with a ban on time beyond regulation, closing month over control’s “callous” plans to chop 291 jobs.
Those moves will now be prolonged from mid-December till mid-January.
Unite fears staff may just lose their jobs the week prior to Christmas.
But Mr Syvret mentioned: “This counterproductive strike motion most effective undermines our talent to create jobs and paintings.
“This strike motion has facilitated a lack of over £1.5m price of industrial already, and with rising issues from different consumers extra losses are drawing close.
“It may be obvious but put simply, without customers there are no jobs at all. These lost contracts are now being undertaken in other shipyards.”
Unite assistant basic secretary Steve Turner mentioned the federal government will have to prevent “sitting on its hands” as shipyards throughout the United Kingdom face a “growing crisis”.
“We are hard that the federal government steps up and brings ahead already dedicated paintings from the Royal Navy whilst we paintings with different key consumers to carry initiatives scheduled for later in 2019 into the backyard early.
“There is not any reason why for those activity losses and it’s time Cammell Laird set to work constructively with Unite, and for everybody with an passion in a powerful long run for UK shipbuilding, to come back in combination to offer protection to essential talents and jobs prior to they are misplaced endlessly.”