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452 Summary Redundancies At Caparo

Friday, October 30, 2015

GMB Very disappointed At 452 Summary Redundancies At Caparo

We will continue its campaign to safeguard the steel industry and will provide legal support and assistance where possible says GMB

GMB is very disappointed that the administrators of Caparo have made 452 of the company  employees redundant.

GMB has been informed that the locations and numbers are as follows:

Darlaston              

122

Hartlepool

79

Oldbury   

68

Dudley 

64

West Bromwich   

59

Tredegar 

17

Wrexham 

12

Cradley Heath     

10

Other

21

Total  

452

Joe Morgan, GMB Birmingham & West Midlands Regional Secretary, said “At Oldbury for example workers who have gone today are from all across Caparo Precision Tubes and had exactly one hour to leave the premises.

Workers who remain at Oldbury and other places  have been told they will be employed for another 8 to 10 weeks, leaving the future uncertain for the remaining workers  in the run up to Christmas.

Officers from GMB have met with the representative today and will be working to support members in the coming days and weeks. We are in the process of contacting all our members at Caparo, any members who need advice or assistance should contact the GMB Regional Office on 0121 550 4888.

It is greatly disappointing that the receivers have felt the need to let people go. We understand the reason for this is that the employees on the loss making parts of the business are no longer needed.

We are still of the opinion that Caparo can be saved. The GMB will continue its campaign to safeguard the steel industry in the West Midlands and nationally, and will provide legal support and assistance where possible.

The silence of local Conservative MP for Oldbury James Morris is deafening; we feel that he should have done more. He refused to speak up when he had the chance at PMQ's. His Conservative government have failed to support the steel industry here in the West Midlands and across the country.”

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Contact:  Joe Morgan, GMB Regional Secretary 07794 247960, Gillian Whittaker, GMB Organiser 07850 768351 or Samantha Jones, GMB Media Administrator 07939 874272 or 0121 550 4888.

Notes to Editors:

The 41 who have been made redundant include shop floor workers and administration staff

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