January 19, 2007 11:28 ET

Knock on effects of NCR’s closure has begun

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 19, 2007) - Amicus, the UK's largest private sector union, says the knock on effects of NCR's decision to closes has begun. Edinburgh based Scotia Clean Teck Ltd who clean NCR offices have today given its staff 90-days notice of termination of their contract.

Scotia who employ 33 people to clean the NCR offices were told, without any prior consultation or warning, by letter that their contact would be terminated.

Amicus Regional Officer, Gillian McKay, said:

"This is just the beginning of the knock on effects of the NCR announcement. Amicus will be applying for protective awards for our members who may be dismissed without any consultation.

"The 90 day notice period has begun and our first concern is for our members and their families, for whom this will have come as a major body blow.

"We are currently seeking an urgent meeting with Scotia's management to discuss the future of our members. We will do our best ensure they get redeployed and at the least get the best possible redundancy package."

Contact Information

  • Amicus
    Gillian McKay
    07798 531007
    Amicus press office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224 761