Unite, Britain's biggest union, has accused Norwich based hi-tech electronics manufacturer Syfer Technology of 'kicking workers in the teeth', following its announcement to outsource production work to China and Taiwan with the loss of over 100 jobs.
The union has called on the company to go back to the drawing board and consult properly with Unite, which represents the majority of the workforce.
The company makes hi-tech electronic equipment for defence and other industries. The non-defence work is being outsourced despite the company's latest results showing over £5 million of profit.
Unite regional officer Ivan Crane said: "Unite has met the company and made it clear that we would oppose this decision. Syfer is a profitable company so we can not see any reason why it needs to relocate this work. Syfer's decision is a kick in the teeth to the loyal workforce. We believe management needs to go back to the drawing board and consult properly with Unite, which represents the majority of the workforce."
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Notes to editors:
- 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.