OCT 00] MARCONI NEWS
Marconi Jobs Sent Away From Coventry
are to go from Coventry’s Marconi plant after the company
decided to transfer its manufacturing to other firms.
leaders say they are concerned by plans to transfer staff when
the production of parts is switched next year.
move has been made by bosses to try and give it greater
flexibility in the world market and react to customer demands
to 2,900 employees will be transferred as part of the change,
including workers from the Coventry site at New Century Park in
Executive Mike Parton said that no compulsory redundancies were
expected and existing employment rights are to be protected as
part of the transfer of staff.
believe that outsourcing offers considerable potential for our
transferring employees to benefit from becoming part of a
business focused specifically on growing its manufacturing
are speaking with our employees and unions well in advance to
make sure any disruption for our people is kept to an absolute
will take care that this process will be controlled to ensure
the transition to this new manufacturing model is made as
smoothly as possible.”
is to establish several assembly configuration centres in the
United Kingdom, Italy, Ireland and Germany.
are expected to combine with the outsourced manufacturers to
make a perfect model for each product.
official for the MSF union said there were fears that there
could be big job losses, as the firms taking up the Marconi
contracts could do so to absorb spare capacity, and would
therefore not require extra staff.