Printer Friendly

Troubled quarry to lay off 38 workers.


PENRHYN quarry in Bethesda, which is at the centre of an internal financial inquiry, is to lay off 38 temporary workers.

The Alfred McAlpine plc subsidiary earlier this week revealed it had suspended two managers as part of the company's investigation after "accounting irregularities" worth up to pounds 24m were uncovered.

Unions said after a meeting that it had been "impossible" for management in Bethesda to give assurances that there would not be future job losses.

The company said: "During the meeting the difficulties being experienced at Penrhyn were shared with the union."

It said 38 temporary employees would be "released this week or next". All are employed at the Penrhyn quarry.

The firm employs around 450 people in North Wales and north America, the majority working in North Wales.

Paddy McNaught, of the T&G union, said: "We have given assurances we will work with the company to protect the future of the slate industry in this region. At this moment it is impossible for the company to give assurances there won't be further job losses."
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2007 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:Daily Post (Liverpool, England)
Date:Mar 1, 2007
Previous Article:Asian nations to get slice of the action say experts.
Next Article:WALES: Pressure mounts on Morgan after Paisley joke gaffe; 'No room for such bigotry in politics'.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2018 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters