GMB pledges to resist job losses at Pilkington Glass

GMB has pledged to resist compulsory job losses and changes to pensions at Pilkington Glass.The union has more than 500 members in St Helens and is undertaking a consultative ballot on proposed changes to pensions that could reduce final pensionable pay by between 20-40%.

Pilkington has announced a reduction of 33 jobs at Watson Street Works and 87 jobs at Float Works (which comprises of Greengate and the Cowley Hill sites).This situation has been brought about by a drop for demand within the Float Glass market and also a collapse in Solar Glass.

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