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100 Jobs Under Threat In Newport

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Consultations Underway On Almost 100 Jobs Under Threat In Newport Recycling Facility

There are a number of measures in effect to try to avoid the closure of the facility and these are currently being discussed as part of the consultation says GMB

GMB is engaged in consultations over the future of an electrical and electronic equipment reprocessing facility in South Dock, Newport run by recycling company Sims.

ALMOST 100 jobs are under threat if the proposal to shut the plant goes ahead. The consultation period started on July 10 and will continue until end August 2014.

Jeff Beck, GMB Regional Officer said “A consultation process is normal procedure during a redundancy threat. However no final decision had been made on the future of the plant.

The company have told the union that legislation and changes in the market in the UK have resulted in the business becoming commercially unattractive.

There are a number of measures in effect to try to avoid the closure of the facility. These are currently being discussed as part of the consultation.

The plant under threat is the 100,000 tonne-a-year capacity electrical and electronic recycling plant. The company said that that the nearby fridge recycling plant is not affected by the restructuring activities taking place in the UK.”

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Contact Jeff Beck 07980 753112 or 02920 491260 or GMB press office 07921 289880

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