Unite statement on Dunlop closure in Birmingham

Unite statement on Dunlop closure in Birmingham

03 February 2014

Unite regional officer Andy Taylor said: “We are shocked and dismayed at the announcement made today (Monday, 3 February) of the closure of Dunlop Motorsports with the loss of 241 jobs.

“Just four days ago they committed, at a meeting convened by business secretary, Vince Cable, with the support Birmingham city council, to seriously investigate the possibility of relocation in the Birmingham area.

“Unite will not accept the company walking away from its commitments or its obligations to fully consult the workforce on this decision and will be looking to challenge and change the decision.”

For further information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 07768 693940

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Notes to editors

•    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.