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For sale ad fuels black cab job fear

Post by Admin on Thu 18 Feb 2010 - 4:47

For sale ad fuels black cab job fear


Black cab making in Britain is feared to be under threat after staff spotted their machinery for sale on a website.

Workers stormed out of the LTI factory in Coventry when presses and tools were advertised online.

Unite union rep Martin Stribbling said: "Staff are worried the factory could close. For them to find out through the internet was terrible - a huge shock."

The 130 workers staged a mass walkout on Tuesday and could vote to strike.

LTI boss Peter Shillcock said: "We weren't aware of the advert. It was a mistake and not our instructions.

"We are committed to fully involving unions."

LTI is the largest remaining British black cab maker. Staff fear their jobs may be lost to China.

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Re: For sale ad fuels black cab job fear

Post by tony on Fri 19 Feb 2010 - 10:05

The seems a reasonable enough assumption to make in today's economic climate. The lads working at LTI have everything to worry about with declining sales and a firm all geared up to produce TX4 in China, all they have to do is shut factory down and start bringing in the same product from over there. A bit underhanded but that's what business is about, look after number one!!


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