TITLE

Yuletide shutdown as firms bid to save jobs

AUTHOR(S)
Phillips, Lucy
PUB. DATE
November 2008
SOURCE
People Management;11/27/2008, Vol. 14 Issue 24, p8
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reveals that many companies in Great Britain are to shut down over the Christmas period as major industries seek to save jobs threatened by the economic downturn. Car manufacturing is one of the worst-hit sectors, as consumer demand continues to fall. Unions are in the process of negotiating staff pay during the shutdowns. In order to avoid compulsory redundancies in the run-up to Christmas, an increasing number of firms are also asking employees to work reduced hours, three-day weeks or merged shifts.
ACCESSION #
35766864

 

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