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Workers Needed At Grangemouth

Friday, July 12, 2013

GMB Joins With Doosan Babcock To Secure Engineering Construction Workers For Grangemouth Project Starting In September

Engineering construction workers looking for work from September urged to consider applying to Doosan for employment at the Grangemouth site.

GMB, the union for engineering construction, is joining forces with contractor Doosan Babcock to secure enough skilled workers to undertake a repair and maintenance project at Grangemouth Ineos site from September.

This was after delegates to the engineering construction National Shop Stewards Forum in Liverpool on the 8th & 9th of July reported a possible short fall and urged that GMB make every effort to contact all local and UK labour resources so that they can be utilised as a first instance.

Following the meeting Phil Whitehurst, GMB National Officer, issued an appeal for workers to apply for jobs at Grangemouth. See notes to editors for copy of appeal circulated to GMB members.

Phil Whitehurst, GMB National Officer for Engineering Construction said “This Grangemouth turnaround and other similar repair and maintenance projects in petro chemicals and power generation are massive undertakings by Doosan Babcock every year.

These projects need huge labour resources to get them done on time. They provide an excellent opportunity for the local and UK wide engineering construction workforce to earn good rates of pay, and be directly employed on good terms and conditions by Doosan.

It was reported that there is a need for workers to apply for jobs on the Grangemouth site from September.

I urge engineering construction workers looking for work from September to consider applying to Doosan for employment at the Grangemouth site.”

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Contact: Phil Whitehurst mobile: 07968 338810 or office: 020 7391 6700.  GMB press Office 07921 289 880 or 07974 251 823

Notes to editors

Copy of appeal circulated to GMB members.

Colleagues,

I attended/chaired the National Shop Stewards Forum in Liverpool on the 8th & 9th of July.

It was reported that Doosan Babcock will deploy non-UK labour on their outage / maintenance project at Grangemouth Ineos which commences in September if not enough UK labour comes forward to work on the site.

Delegates present expressed feelings that GMB make every effort to contact all local and UK labour resources so that they can be utilised as a first instance.

I have contacted Doosan Babcock to establish what the position is. Doosan told me as follows:

"Last year Doosan had a large shortfall of trades either not taking up the opportunity of employment at Grangemouth, or those who were there, moved on to other projects, subsequently leaving the company with a large shortfall in their numbers to complete the work they were contracted to do on time, so this year they are putting into place a contingency plan should the same situation reoccur again this year."

I would urge all interested GMB Engineering Construction members, no matter what trade, to contact Doosan’s Resource Coordinator, Alison Walker on 0141 885 3164 or via e-mail on Alison.Walker@doosan.com and register your CV.

In order that you have a reference for any future correspondence with the company regarding your application, I would advise that you request a response e-mail or correspondence acknowledging its receipt.

In addition to contacting Alison, you can register your details and CV etc. using the link below. This will place you on Doosan's national system for any future employment.

http://careers.doosanpowersystems.com/careers/Sitebasedroles.aspx

Could you please circulate this message around all of your colleagues and if possible print and put on every notice board.

The very best of luck with your application for this and future projects.

Yours in Solidarity,

Phil Whitehurst

GMB National Officer - Construction

Email: phil.whitehurst@gmb.org.uk

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