Thousands of Corus workers offered employment lifeline

A telecoms firm has joined forces
with the Amalgamated Engineering and Electrical Union to offer a lifeline to
4000 Corus workers set to be made redundant.

EXi telecoms in conjunction with the union and the
DTI will create 4000 new jobs during the next two years in the telecommunications

The initiative will offer retraining and
full-time permanent employment to manufacturing employees who face redundancy,
including those at Corus.

“This will be a genuinely radical way of
dealing with the threat of redundancies at Corus.  We can offer our members at Corus a chance to re-train for a new
job with new skills,” said Sir Ken Jackson, general secretary of AEEU.

By Karen Higginbottom

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