Response to Foundry closure announcement

Responding to today’s (2nd September 2014) announcement by ESCO Corporation that the Guisborough Foundry will close by the end of November affecting 65 employees, local MP Tom Blenkinsop said:
“I am extremely disappointed at this announcement. This closure will be a huge loss for East Cleveland and my priority will be to support those employees who have been hit by this announcement any way I can.

“Since hearing the news I have written to the firm offering whatever assistance I can give to help the workforce. We cannot write off any possibility at this moment, and I’ll be making my own enquiries into how we can help in conjunction with the workforces elected trade union representatives. It is vital that we ensure that opportunities are provided for the retraining of the employees, so that they will have a chance to apply for jobs elsewhere.”

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