Cammell Laird confirm 140 redundancies

Cammell Laird shipyard has confirmed that there will be 146 Voluntary Redundancies at its Birknhead site.

In a statement, a Cammell Laird spokesperson said that the company was “pleased to announce the conclusion of its HR1 Process, which has resulted in 146 Voluntary Redundancies.”

“The business will now embark on a programme of transformation, which will lead to Cammell Laird becoming a technical economy with a multi-skilled workforce which is trained and equipped to understand future technologies.”

They also confirmed that they will continue to develop their apprenticeship programme and bring in a minimum of 25 apprentices each year.

The redundancies follow reports that the business incurred losses of £34.7m from the construction of the £200m RSS Sir David Attenborough research vessel which is owned by the Natural Environment Research Council and operated by the British Antarctic Survey for the purposes of both research and logistic support

On 5 March 2021, Cammell Laird said that had entered into the HR1 process which will result in the removal of a number of posts across the business and that some of the senior management team have already departed. In March, a spokesperson said, “The new management team is absolutely committed to bringing about the essential changes that will ensure Cammell Laird is able to meet the demand of current and future customers.”

This week’s statement continued, “These next steps of our journey will ensure Cammell Laird is agile and competitive, and able to deliver our current order book and secure future contracts.

“Cammell Laird will stand ready to compete in the marketplace with a business which is sustainable for many years to come.”

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