January 10, 2007 09:46 ET

Amicus fears for Dundee jobs

DUNDEE, SCOTLAND--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 10, 2007) - Amicus says it fears the worst for up to 800 employees in Dundee who work for the US company National Cash Register (NCR) after the company called a meeting of all employees for tomorrow at midday.

The union says that, although the company that makes ATMs will not share with them the reason for the staff meeting tomorrow, the company has been increasingly been transferring the production of ATM's to their plant in Hungary over recent months.

Amicus say fears for the future of the operation in Dundee have been heightened since the company opened a site in Hungary eighteen months ago. Although the company had given assurances that work would not be transferred to its' Hungarian plant from Dundee, it is clear that this has been happening in recent weeks.

Gillian McKay, Amicus' Regional Officer, said:

"Although the company won't share with us the reason for tomorrow's meeting our members fear the worst and if they do confirm closure in Dundee the implications of 800 job losses for the company's loyal workers and the local economy will be devastating.

"National Cash Register have offered continual reassurances to its Scottish workforce that's it new Hungarian plant would not impact on it's Dundee operation and I hope that tomorrow's announcement will not see them renege on their promises ."

The company has had an operation in Dundee for the last sixty years.
NCR also has plants in India, China, Brazil, Canada and the US.

Contact Information

  • Amicus press office
    Catherine Bithell
    020 7 420 8909
    07958 473 224