EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Alfred McAlpine Plc

Alfred McAlpine Plc

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Gwynedd; West Wales and The Valleys; Wales
Location of affected unit(s): Cwt y Bugail in Blaenau Ffestiniog and Penrhyn and Gloddfa Ganol


Sector: Mining / quarrying
Mining and quarrying
08 - Other mining and quarrying
Number Employed: 425

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 14-03-2007
Planned Job Reductions min: 175
Planned Job Reductions max: 175
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

A meeting between unions and company managers to discuss the future of around 175 jobs at three Gwynedd slate quarries, has been postponed. Last month, Alfred McAlpine Slate announced plans to cut the posts. The firm was expected to announce on 16 April that volunteers had come forward to accept 70 redundancies as Penrhyn Quarry in Bethesda is scaled down. Workers are still facing 105 compulsory redundancies at the other two quarries in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Blaenau's Cwt y Bugail quarry is set to be closed down, while the workforce at the Gloddfa Ganol site is being cut back. The meeting scheduled for 16 April was due to be held under the statutory 90-day rule obliging management and unions to hold discussions. The meeting is now expected to be held on 18 April.