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3 June 2020
Digger company JCB has recently announced redundancies and proposed other changes to our terms and conditions that it insists are necessary due to the impact of Covid-19.
25 March 2020
This year is the 75th anniversary of the founding of JCB. The year started with statements that the order books were the fullest for certain JCB products since their inception.
5 April 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors including Unite elections, NHS, Star Trek, and Welsh trains.
22 March 2017
Letters to the Socialist's editors. Health cuts kill; 'Jam' man - white van man; getting rid of 'green crap'; fighting cuts is no 'failure'; feminist film, BT scandal, bosses' Brexit?
24 August 2016
#KeepCorbyn: More trade unions have announced they are backing Corbyn in the Labour leadership contest. Meanwhile, a minority have endorsed right winger Owen Smith in a joint letter to the Daily Mirror. Union members respond.
27 July 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Honda workers walk out; JCB staff strike ballot.
2 December 2015
Following talks with the GMB union, JCB has reduced proposed redundancies from 290 to 250, and announced it will allow voluntary redundancies to mitigate the 'need' for compulsory cuts. But a redundancy is a redundancy either way.
11 November 2015
Up to 290 JCB permanent shop floor workers could be made redundant
1 July 2015
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles.
12 November 2014
Construction machinery firm JCB is carrying out a consultation with office workers after announcing 150 job cuts through voluntary redundancy and early retirement
23 September 2009
JCB workers have been made to pay for the economic crisis over the last year with 1,600 redundancies in the UK and many other attacks on our pay and conditions, writes A JCB worker.
11 February 2009
The annual rich list for the West Midlands was recently published in The Birmingham Post. It reveals that Sir Anthony Bamford has been knocked off the top spot this year. It seems that a £600 million increase...
21 January 2009
JCB is making another 700 workers redundant at its UK factories. This is the fourth round of cuts since August 2008 totalling over 1,500. There has been a rolling 90-day consultation period, meaning that...
19 November 2008
A further 400 redundancies have been announced at JCB. This brings the total jobs lost since August this year to over 1,000 at its UK factories, a JCB worker writes.
29 October 2008
Workers at JCB's UK factories have voted by a two thirds majority to move to short time working, from 39 to 34 hours a week. This will mean a pay cut of over £50 a week, writes A JCB worker.
22 October 2008
JCB has just announced a further reduction of 19% in direct labour costs. This equates to 500 redundancies across its UK group. This comes on top of several hundred redundancies already made since August...
9 April 2008
JCB is the world's third largest manufacturer of earthmovers and other machines for the construction and agriculture industry, writes A JCB worker.
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