GMB wants better terms for 3663 staff

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The GMB has called for enhanced redundancy terms for the staff at 3663, after it lost a major contract supplying food to the Ministry of Defence.

From 1st October 2006, 275 people from the food services company will lose their jobs, when The Danish Bacon company takes over the contract. Workers in; Hampshire, Bradford and Dundonald in Scotland will be effected.

The GMB says that workers employed on the contract are covered by the TUPE regulations but there will be job losses as work is relocated from 3663. 220 jobs are expected to be lost in Basingstoke. 38 will go in Bradford and there will be 15 redundancies in Dundonald in central Scotland.

The Ministry of Defence contract to supply food, covers all British forces in the UK and overseas including combat zones.

Alan Black, GMB national officer said: “GMB expect that 3663 will put their hands in their pockets to fund enhanced redundancy terms to recognise the loyalty and contribution of GMB members employed on this contract over the past eight years who are going to lose their jobs.
GMB also wants to see as many members as possible transferring to the new contractor Danish Bacon Company under the terms of the TUPE regulations.”

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