Tulip says 78 jobs are “at risk” at West Midlands site

Tulip has announced that 78 jobs at the company’s Tipton site in the West Midlands are “at risk of redundancy”, due to the loss of significant volume with “a customer”.

According to a company statement, Tulip has entered into consultation with employees at Tipton in relation to a proposed restructuring of its shift patterns following the volume loss.

“As a result of the reduction in volume, the company is proposing to reduce from three to two shifts and as a result up to 78 roles have been identified as at risk of redundancy,” said the statement.  “However, it is hoped that those individuals potentially impacted by the change may be able to transfer elsewhere within the Tulip business.”

Group HR Director Kirsty Wilkins added: “Whilst our commercial team is working hard to replace the lost volume the harsh reality is that we are operating in a very challenging marketplace and therefore need to take the necessary measures to ensure the site can remain competitive.

“I do appreciate that this announcement will cause a great deal of uncertainty and concern for those people currently employed on the twilight shift and we will be working with them and their representatives over the coming weeks to identify ways in which we can mitigate the potential impact of our proposal.”

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