Workers criticise hours cut at Carlisle's Pirelli factory
Last updated at 08:23, Friday, 06 February 2009
Pirelli workers have criticised the company’s handling of a crisis at its Carlisle tyre plant which has led to working hours being cut again.
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The reason they get rid of shopfloor workers first is because it doesn't cost the company as much money is notice pay and benefits and its alway easy to get rid of those types of workers, sorry to say that but its a fact, the same has happened at a factory I work at outside of Carlisle, we supply components for the Car industry and our workforce has dramitically reduced since Dec 2008, although being a small company we don't get the headlines like Pirelli, we just have to hope people start to buy cars as the more unemployed the more burden on the taxpayer, so really the goverment giving companys bailouts is possibly better in the long run than have thousands claiming job seekers allowance when they are made redundant.Hope things pick up soon for anyone linked directly or indirectly to the car industry.
Employees of Pirelli do not need comments like those from Ged. I hope you put a large bet on and lose the lot. Pirelli management are doing their best for their staff in these hard times.
Can the media please not make things out worse than they really are. All redundancies to date at Pirelli have been voluntary.