January 18, 2007 10:36 ET

Amicus secures help for tobacco workers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 18, 2007) - Amicus, the UK's largest manufacturing union, is ensuring that workers being made redundant at Imperial Tobacco in Liverpool have the skills they need to help find jobs in the new economy.

Imperial Tobacco announced plans to shut the factory last July with the loss of 140 jobs and Amicus is offering workers extensive support in the approach to the plant's March closure, including re-skilling, re-training and job opportunities. Amicus, in partnership with Unionlearn, will host a Learning and Development Day on Monday 22nd January to introduce members to the relevant agencies that can assist them.

Amicus' Deputy General Secretary, Graham Goddard said:

"It is very sad when there is a closure of any company and we do everything possible to save jobs. Imperial Tobacco's closure was a particularly heavy blow for the people in Liverpool as the company had such a long history in the city.

"We have made sure our members get the best possible redundancy packages and are fully supported by the union. Our main concern now must be to try to ensure that everything possible is done to assist our members find alternative employment."

Contact Information

  • Amicus Press Office
    Karen Viquerat
    01704 546 500 or 07768931316.