January 17, 2007 12:34 ET

Amicus angered at proposed closure of printing plant

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 17, 2007) - Amicus, Britain's largest private sector union, has been angered by Benham Goodhead Print Ltd's (BGP) announcement to close its site in Colchester with the loss of 97 jobs.

BGP, who used to print the BT directory, failed to win further contracts which has ultimately led to the downfall of this plant. The company have said that they will be stripping the plant of its machinery which will be transferred to other BGP sites in the UK.

Amicus Regional Officer, Geoff Usher, said:

"The 30-day consultation period began yesterday when company announced that they propose to close its Colchester site with up to 97 job losses.
"The company has begun the 30 day consultation process and our first concern is for our members and their families, for whom this will have come as a major body blow.
"We are angry that the company hasn't done enough to secure future contracts and are currently in discussions with management to ensure our members get the best possible redundancy package, get help trying to find another job and where necessary they get the appropriate training."

Contact Information

  • Amicus Regional Officer
    Geoff Usher
    07970 428316
    Amicus Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224 761