Unite, the UK’s largest construction union, has called for employers at Interserve to meet with the union and discuss the company’s future.
Unite made the call after it was announced that Interserve are to make 200 staff redundant as a result of “worse than anticipated trading this year and problem energy from waste contracts.”
Unite national office for construction Bernard McAulay said: “It is vitally important that Interserve sits down with Unite and explains fully what is going on at the company and what the plans are for the future.
“There are many Unite members currently employed with Interserve in construction roles who are becoming increasingly concerned about the uncertainty which is currently surrounding the company.
“It is not acceptable for Interserve to hold Unite at arms-length and to deny us a seat at the table when workers’ jobs are under threat.”
“Workers need reassurance that there are not going to be further job losses in the short to medium term.”
Notes to editors:
For more information please contact Unite communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.
Twitter: @unitetheunion Facebook: unitetheunion1 Web: unitetheunion.org
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.