Corus: no choice over job losses

first_img Comments are closed. Corus personnel director Allan Johnston has told Personnel Today that thefive proposals put forward by the unions during the 90-day consultation periodon the 6,050 steelworker job cuts were well planned but were not enough toreverse the management decision. “The unions put a lot of work into them. But the market is such that wehad to take out 3 million tonnes of capacity,” he said. Countering union criticism that the three-month consultation had been awaste of time, he said the management board had already looked at all thepossible options. “If something had come forward that was sensible and deliverablewe would have done it… but personally I would have been surprised,” heexplained. He added, “The consultation process has been very useful in terms ofhow to deal with the impact on the staff, looking at how to deal with theconsequences and working with the Government and unions in a tripartite way tomitigate the effect.” Now that the mandatory consultation process is over, Corus is acceleratingthe job loss process. Redundancies start this week and will finish in July2002. Johnston said the company is working with the Employment Service Job Shopsin each of the affected areas and added that other companies such as Ford inSouth Wales and Nissan in Sunderland are interested in the skills of Corusemployees. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Corus: no choice over job lossesOn 15 May 2001 in Personnel Todaylast_img read more