The loss of 70 jobs at magazine printers Wyndeham in Peterborough was described as “terrible news” by Unite, the country’s largest union, today (Monday 7 January).
Unite said that the company had said that it wanted to make 70 of its 183 workforce redundant because of falling demand. It is understood that the redundancies have already started.
Unite national officer Steve Sibbald said: “Unfortunately, Wyndeham Peterborough exclusively prints magazines and there has been a drop in demand, national and globally, for ‘ink on paper’ magazines because of the way news is delivered these days through the internet and mobile devices.
“It is terrible news for our members as there is no similar work for those made redundant within a 50-mile radius of Peterborough.
“Unite has and will continue to do all it can to support our members facing a bleak start to 2013.”
For further information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 07768 693940
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.