Amicus the Union

Amicus the Union

April 26, 2007 07:21 ET

Amicus take Norgren jobs fight to Westminster

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(CCNMatthews - April 26, 2007) - Amicus representatives will be presenting a 1,500 strong petition to Downing Street on Friday morning (27th April) as part of the continuing campaign to save 165 jobs at IMI Norgren.

Workers at IMI Norgren based in Shipston on Stour, Warwickshire, are determined to continue the campaign following the announcement in January to close the plant and move production to Eastern Europe and the Far East.

The campaign, which includes Amicus presenting an alternative business plan to the company, a rally which was held in Shipston last month and attracted over 700 supporters and Michael Cashman MEP also took up the issue on behalf of the workers.

Amicus Regional Officer, Peter Coulson, said:

"The social and economic impact of the closure will be devastating on the town and we have not given up on the fight to save the factory. We believe that the factory is profitable and can continue to be so.

"We are presenting this petition on behalf of the workers at Norgren and also on behalf of the UK manufacturing industry which has seen a long list of employers discard their workers and add them to the manufacturing scrapheap."

The union will also be taking the protest to the Annual General Meeting of Norgren's parent company IMI, at the Metropole Hotel at the Birmingham NEC on 18th May.


Notes for Editor:
Five Amicus workplace representatives and Amicus Regional Officer will be available for photo and interviews at Downing Street at 11AM

Contact Information

  • Amicus Press Office
    Martin Scanlon
    020 7420 8934 or 07764 655751
    Amicus Regional Officer
    Peter Coulson
    07958 624161