Mahle Engine Systems Kilmarnock Update

9 Jan

Unite Industrial Officer Jim Winter:

“This morning (Monday 9th January) we asked Mahle once again to maintain and invest in the Kilmarnock plant’s lucrative bushings productions. They point-blank refused.

Mathias Langbein and his management team produced no answers to our detailed questions and proposals for the plant’s future viability and indicated that none will be forthcoming. 

The arrogance of Mahle Senior Management is, frankly, astounding.  The workforce and Unite are not prepared to stand-by and let 260 local livelihoods be thrown on the scrapheap by 2014 – we’ve had enough of that in Ayrshire over the last few years. 

We will now consult with the workforce as a matter of urgency with a view to balloting for industrial action.”

ENDS

Notes to Editors: For further information please contact Unite Industrial Officer Jim Winter on 07739654856 or Peter Welsh in the Unite Scotland Campaigns Unit on 07810157931.

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