Monday, April 27, 2009

More Steel jobs lost in Sheffield

Around 50 jobs are to go at Sheffield forging plant Firth Rixson – just days after stainless steel giant Outokumpu announced the loss of 110 jobs.

Staff at Firth Rixson Forgings have been told "up to 60 jobs" will be cut from the 156-strong workforce at the Meadowhall site.
Workers have received letters saying 42 staff from the shopfloor must go, and that another five workers from the offices will lose their jobs.
One employee facing the axe said every member of staff has been told they must reapply for their own jobs and, once the process is complete, 47 workers will go.

Read the full story by Ben Spencer at the Sheffield Star

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