STUC on NCR job losses

March 12th 2009

Commenting on the announcement that manufacturing is to cease at NCR’s Dundee plant with the loss of 252 jobs, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

“This announcement is a massive blow to the NCR workforce and the City of Dundee. The impact on the supply chain is not yet clear but potentially very serious. The Scottish Government and its agencies must do everything in their power to ensure that the redundant workers are re-employed as quickly as possible.

“The job losses will add to the growing mood of uncertainty amongst Scottish workers. Following a period of stabilisation, manufacturing is now struggling with the collapse in global demand and problems with export credit finance.

“The Scottish and UK Governments must act now to ensure that Scottish manufacturing emerges from the recession fit to face the challenges of the future”.

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