Unite the Union

Unite the Union

June 08, 2007 11:34 ET

Dundee Job Losses

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - June 8, 2007) - Unite, Britain's biggest private sector union is furious that Yorkshire Fittings, based in Dundee is planning to close its operations with the loss of 45 jobs.

Yorkshire Fittings have announced that they are planning to close their Dundee and Leeds operations and transfer some of the work to Hungary and the rest to Doncaster, which they will then eventually transfer to China. The company will be entering in to consultations with the union over the next 30 days.

The union has criticised the company, which makes copper plumbing parts, for turning their back on loyal Dundee staff in the search for cheap labour.

Unite Regional Officer, Gillian MacKay says,

"This announcement is a real blow to the Dundee economy. In the last nine months over six manufacturing companies have announced closures and it is becoming increasingly difficult to find quality work.

Yorkshire Fitting's announcement is about profits before people. We are deeply disappointed and we'll be doing what we can to get the best possible outcome for our members."

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Contact Information

  • Unite
    Ciaran Naidoo
    07768 931 315