Unite the Union

Unite the Union

October 24, 2007 11:27 ET

Unite reaction to GSK announcement on job losses and potential site closures

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Oct. 24, 2007) -

Linda McCulloch, Unite National Officer for the pharmaceutical industry, said:

"This is another massive blow for the UK pharmaceutical industry coming hot on the heels of the announcements of 7,000 jobs worldwide by Astra Zeneca and 420 job cuts being made by Pfizer in the UK.

"The difference with GSK's job cuts are that they are being made solely to keep shareholders happy. This is a profitable company that does not need to cut jobs or make closures and we fight any attempt by the company to cut either at any of the firms three UK plants."

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