Unite the Union

Unite the Union

December 14, 2007 09:42 ET

Unite comment on the decision of the Roto-Smeets shareholders to block deal for the takeover of Quebecor's European companies

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 14, 2007) - Commenting on the decision of the shareholders of Roto-Smeets to block the deal for the takeover of Quebecor's European companies, Unite Assistant General Secretary, Tony Burke said:

"This decision is a real concern to our members and their families. It comes at a time when we thought we had achieved stability, particularly for our members at Corby. It throws everything back into the melting pot and it will have an effect on the rest of the UK and EU magazine printing industry as everyone was watching to see how this deal settled down and was guessing the next move.

"We are currently awaiting further developments and we are in contact with unions in other Quebecor companies in Europe about this matter."

Contact Information

  • Tony Burke
    07831 659939
    Unite Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 or 07980 224761