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220 Jarrow Jobs To Hungary

Thursday, July 9, 2015

GMB Anger Over Proposed Migration Of 220 Jarrow Jobs To Hungary With No Meaningful Consultation

We will continue to push to save the site and will be presenting ideas on how to do this next week says GMB.

Cigarette filter company Essentra PLC has begun a 45 day consultation process from 8th July over their proposals to transfer the majority of its work from their Jarrow site to Hungary, resulting in 220 job losses by the end of the year.

Keir Howe, GMB Northern regional organiser, said "GMB is angry and devastated by the announcement to close the site in Jarrow. We will be doing everything within our power to mitigate the impact of this upon our members. 

The long established site has 250 experienced and dedicated employees and GMB believe this is a site with a viable future.

The site makes a profit so in our view there is no need to close it.

A 45 day consultation period started yesterday, 8th July, but at the first meeting, GMB raise major concerns about the consultation process.

I am concerned the employer is not engaging in a meaningful consultation process as much of the information presented so far show the move is a fait acompli."

GMB will continue to push to save the site and will be presenting ideas on how to do this next week”.

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Contact: Keir Howe, GMB Organiser, 07870 176727 or Chris Preston, 07870 176731 or GMB press office 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823

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