EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change



Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Angus and Dundee City; Eastern Scotland; Scotland
Location of affected unit(s): Dundee


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
22 - Manufacture of rubber and plastic products
Number Employed: 1000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 29-08-2006
Planned Job Reductions min: 100
Planned Job Reductions max: 100
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 29-08-2006

Additional Information

The workforce of a Dundee Michelin factory, a tyre manufacturer, is to be told that a multi-million pound investment plan could lead to the loss of up to 100 jobs. Staff will hear about the development on Wednesday. Management has refused to comment on the jobs situation, but it is understood that any redundancies would be on a voluntary basis. Michelin is one of Dundee's biggest employers with a workforce of about 1,000. During a series of meetings earlier this week, the company's latest position was outlined to workers. It is understood as much as £20m could be invested into the plant over the next five years. The factory produces about 6.5 million tyres a year, but with production levels forecast to fall in the future, that is likely to mean a slimming down of the workforce over a number of years.