Unite, the UK’s largest union, has confirmed that it is committed to reducing as many job losses as possible at Marshall Aerospace and Defence Group.
The Cambridge based company - which employs 1,900 workers and is the city’s largest employer - announced today (Wednesday 27 September) that it is consulting on making 300 workers redundant.
Unite will now enter into negotiations to reduce the overall number of redundancies and the union will seek to ensure that any job losses are achieved through voluntary rather compulsory redundancies.
Unite regional officer Richard Peters said: “Following this very disappointing news I will be seeking urgent negotiations with Marshall in order to seek to reduce the number of redundancies being made.
“Unite is fully committed to reducing the number of compulsory redundancies, if job losses are indeed necessary.
“If workers are made redundant Unite will provide as much assistance as possible in order to help members who have been affected find suitable new employment.”
For more information please contact Unite communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235. Email: firstname.lastname@example.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.