EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Sertec Group

Company/Organisation:
Sertec Group

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: West Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Coleshill, Hams Hall, Redditch and Birmingham (Tiseley, Witton and Aston)

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of basic metals and fabricated metal products, except machinery and equipment
25.50 - Forging, pressing, stamping and roll-forming of metal; powder metallurgy
Number Employed: 1300
Group: Sertec

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 08-06-2020
Planned Job Reductions min: 428
Planned Job Reductions max: 428
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

Sertec Group, the British automotive components manufacturer is planning to cut 428 jobs at six of its sites in the West Midlands region of England, according to the trade union Unite.

An officer of Unite said it was "premature" to be considering cuts, because the majority of affected workers were on temporary paid leave under the UK government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme. Unite also noted that by initiating redundancies while workers were on leave restricted the trade union’s right to meaningfully consult with its members.

The Sertec Group has manufacturing sites in the UK, Germany, Hungary and China. The company produces components for Jaguar Land Rover, Nissan and Toyota.

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