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Alstom plans hundreds of redundancies in UK

Alstom plans hundreds of redundancies in UK

French railways group Alstom is considering hundreds of redundancies in the UK as talks with the British government over orders and tenders stall, the Daily Telegraph reported on Thursday. The daily says job cuts are to be announced at Derby, the UK's biggest rail manufacturing plant (in the centre), which employs 3,000 people. “Even after completion of works, there is no prospect of additional orders”.

Questioned by AFP, Alstom pointed it out“No decision made” Closure of Derby site. Discussions started several months ago with the British government “Continued”A spokesman pointed out that he was a “Hole in Workload” For next years. Downing Street recently announced plans to cut the route for the wider HS2 high-speed line.

Also, the process of seeking tender from the British government for Aventra passenger trains is also dragging on. Govt “In close contact with Alstom to secure future for rail construction in Derby”, commented a spokesman for the Department of Transport, contacted by AFP for his part. Alstom positions itself as a leading supplier of new trains and rail services and a leading supplier of signaling and rail infrastructure in the UK and Ireland. The group employs a total of 6,000 people across 37 sites in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

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