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More cuts at Terex Trucks

 

Terex Trucks has announced a further 65 redundancies at its Newhouse plant.

Management at the Volvo-owned business blamed market conditions and a downturn in global demand for their articulated and rigid vehicles.

TEREX-TR60-(3)featThe latest reduction will see 55 jobs go from the shop floor as well 10 administrative positions and means the workforce has more than halved since a peak of 630 in 2009/10.

Alan Ritchie of trade union GMB Scotland said: “These latest cuts mean more manufacturing misery for Lanarkshire and the Scottish economy, coming less than 24 hours after grim growth forecasts and the threat of a Scottish recession.

“Let’s be clear that Scottish manufacturing is in total freefall and our slide towards a low-skill, low-wage economy gathers apace without any meaningful intervention from the Scottish or UK governments.”

 

 

 

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Article posted 16/6/2016