EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Clackmannanshire and Fife; Eastern Scotland; Scotland
Location of affected unit(s): Rosyth


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.11 - Building of ships and floating structures
Group: Babcock International Group

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 13-03-2018
Planned Job Reductions min: 150
Planned Job Reductions max: 150
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Babcock International Group, a multinational engineering company, has announced further job losses at the Rosyth dockyard. The business had announced the loss of 250 jobs in November 2017, though following further review of its operations, an additional 150 job cuts have been announced. The affected roles are understood to be managerial and support positions. There will now follow a statutory period of consultation between unions and management. Local MSP called on the company to use the consultation period to explore alternatives to contemporary redundancies.