EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s): Birmingham, Stafford, Rugby and Kidsgroove.


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of electrical equipment
27 - Manufacture of electrical equipment
Number Employed: 10000
Group: Alstom

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 11-08-2003
Planned Job Reductions min: 5000
Planned Job Reductions max: 5000
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

As part of the European restructuring plan of Alstom, 5,000 jobs will go in the UK as the group winds down manufacture of power plant equipment. On top of 1,000 job cuts at its Birmingham train making plant, a further 4,000 job cuts are planned - mostly at sites in Stafford, Rugby and Kidsgrove.