Elliott Modular Buildings to shut its doors with the loss of 50 jobs

Tim Lezard

UCATTUCATT is calling on Elliott Modular Buildings to reverse the decision to close its factory in Bridlington, which will result in the loss of 50 jobs.

Workers at the factory were told this week that the company needs make £6 million worth of savings nationally, resulting in a decision to close the Bridlington factory.

Although the company will formally consult on its plans, they have already scheduled the closure for the end of April.

Rob Morris, Acting Regional Secretary of UCATT Yorkshire, said: “This decision has been like a body blow to our members. If the factory closes it will have a severe knock on effect for the local community, where there is already a severe shortage of skilled jobs.”

The factory is involved in the fit out of modular buildings, including many which are built for the NHS.

In September 2011 workers at the factory took up to a 25 per cent pay cut in order to help ensure that the factory remained open.

Rob Morris said: “UCATT and our members are committed to keeping this factory open. We want to sit down with the company and have a frank discussion to see if there is way to avoid closure.”

 


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