Unite regional officer Dave Telford said: “We are having our first meeting with the management of ship repairer A&P Tyne at Hebburn tomorrow morning (Wednesday 6 May) over the redundancy plans announced today that could affect 58 jobs.
“We are very concerned that the company is still using agency workers on contracts when our members’ full-time jobs are under threat and will be raising this tomorrow with management.
“Unite will do all it can to avert job losses of our members at this difficult time for them and their families. After tomorrow’s meeting, we will have a clearer picture and will be able to comment more fully.”
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- 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.