EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

Waterford Wedgwood

Company/Organisation:
Waterford Wedgwood

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Stoke-on-Trent; Shropshire and Staffordshire; West Midlands
Location of affected unit(s): Barlaston

Company

Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of rubber and plastics products, and other non-metallic mineral products
23 - Manufacture of other non-metallic mineral products
Number Employed: 1868

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-01-2009
Planned Job Reductions min: 592
Planned Job Reductions max: 592
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring
Employment Effect Start: 12-01-2009
Foreseen End Date: 12-01-2009
Direct Dismissals: 592

Additional Information

Waterford Wedgwood, a manufacturer of china and glass, has made 367 redundancies and on 13 May 2009 announced plans to cut a further 225 jobs. The firm, which went into administration early in January 2009 employs 1,868 people in the UK and will make most of the cuts at its site in Barlaston, near Stoke-on-Trent. The cuts are blamed on the recession while the company has entered into a 90-day consultation period with the employees.