Unions to fight further BP job cuts

Unions
have promised to fight further job cuts at BP’s petrochemical plant in
Grangemouth.

Pat
Rafferty, regional industrial organiser for the Transport and General Workers’
Union, said: "The news that BP intends to further reduce the workforce by
up to 300 at its petrochemical plant in Grangemouth is of grave concern to our
members.

"The
latest review comes only months after more than 700 people lost their jobs
through a company redundancy programme aimed at reducing costs at the site.

"We
believe the proposed job cuts are unnecessary and are a slap in the face to the
loyal and hardworking employees.

"We
call on BP to take a far more balanced and ethical view in this matter;
hopefully, common sense and not the drive for profit will prevail," he
said.

By Quentin Reade

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