Shipyard workers and their unions have achieved a major victory in their fight to prevent hundreds of redundancies at the Cammell Laird shipyard on Merseyside.
In a meeting this afternoon the company pulled back from the brink, agreeing to shelve the redundancies for four weeks in exchange for an end to the industrial action, to give time for a stakeholder taskforce including unions, politicians, government ministers, the company and its main shareholder Peel Ports to find a permanent resolution.
The SKWAWKBOX congratulates Unite, GMB and most of all their members at the shipyard on winning a huge step forward toward a sensible resolution to the situation, against considerable opposition.
More is to be done, but the solidarity shown by workers, their families and local people made this possible.
The first taskforce meeting will take place next week.
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