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Grangemouth bosses announce new job cuts

Issue No. 2382

Bosses at the Grangemouth petrochemical complex in Falkirk announced vicious new cuts on Monday of this week.

These include more than 200 job losses with the closure of five chemical plants, and cuts to shift pay worth about £2,500 a year.

These cuts come just weeks after Grangemouth owners Ineos threatened to close the plant with the loss of 800 jobs—and the workers’ union Unite signed up to “survival plan” of cuts.

This was always going to include an unspecified number of job losses.

Ineos has dropped its talk of having to close the complex, and now plans to invest £300 million on a new gas silo.

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Tue 3 Dec 2013, 18:15 GMT
Issue No. 2382
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