Friday, 8 May 2009

David Williams concerned by Crewe Works job losses

“I am very concerned to hear of another 86 job losses at Crewe Works”, said David Williams, Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Crewe and Nantwich.

Today Bombardier Transportation UK Ltd announced further redundancies at Crewe, 75 from the shop floor and 11 office staff.

David Williams continued, “This is a further blow for Crewe Works. I have asked the Rail Minister, Lord Adonis, to visit the site and discuss with management and trade unions what the Government can do to help the Crewe workforce and keep jobs in the Town.”

“The Government recently announced that Bombardier had won a £155 million contract to produce 120 carriages for an expanded East Anglia rail service, but this work will be carried out at the Derby site.

“Crewe Works needs Bombardier to win more repair and refurbishment work and I made that specific point to the Minister when he visited the area a few weeks ago. That is why I have invited Lord Adonis to come to Crewe Works.”

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