Unite the Union

Unite the Union

August 10, 2007 07:28 ET

Another 400 manufacturing jobs to go from West Scotland

SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2007) - Hyster forklift plant in Ayrshire has announced it is to close and relocate to Northern Ireland, with the loss of 400 jobs.

The firm, which is owned by US company Nacco, is one of Ayrshire's biggest employers and has functioned in Irvine for 50 years.

The area has also recently been hit by the loss of more than 400 jobs when the Simclar electronics group closed its factories in Irvine and Kilwinning.

Hugh Scullion, Unite Regional Officer says,

"We were aware there was likely to be problems but the announcement of the closure of the site in Irvine is far worse than we expected. We are seeking an early meeting with the company which should be some time next week to try and stop the closure. If the closure goes ahead it will be a devastating blow to the local economy."

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