Final decision on job cuts at Balfour Beatty due to be announced

Hereford Times: Final decision on job cuts at Balfour Beatty due to be announced next week. Final decision on job cuts at Balfour Beatty due to be announced next week.

A DECISION on who will lose their jobs at Balfour Beatty in Herefordshire is due to be announced next week.

The Hereford Times reported last month that up to 30 workers could be made redundant as part of a restructuring process taking place within the company.

The redundancies will be in the street cleansing and ground maintenance teams as Herefordshire Council's contractor look to manage a new budget.

Steve Akers, regional organiser for UNISON, confirmed that further talks took place between the union and the company on Friday and a final decision on who will be made redundant is expected to be made on Tuesday.

He added that he hopes workers can be re-deployed from grounds maintenance and street cleansing into highways maintenance and gully cleaning roles, especially those who hold HGV licences.

Rachel Davies, spokesman at Balfour Beatty, said that the company has been working with the unions throughout the process and will everything it can to redeploy and support staff.

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6:06pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Gillian1961 says...

all to often I have seen there employers round and about if it is not road repairs not counting pot holes or picking litter up along the old railway line at the side of Aldl's you see one doing the work while the other three or four watching its always been the same, it doesn't matter which firm takes over they will not change it was only last week when I was in a traffic jam I even joked with the chap that was doing the work while the others were watching if jobs are being cut I bet they will be on the best behaviour and watching there backs
all to often I have seen there employers round and about if it is not road repairs not counting pot holes or picking litter up along the old railway line at the side of Aldl's you see one doing the work while the other three or four watching its always been the same, it doesn't matter which firm takes over they will not change it was only last week when I was in a traffic jam I even joked with the chap that was doing the work while the others were watching if jobs are being cut I bet they will be on the best behaviour and watching there backs Gillian1961
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6:55pm Thu 10 Apr 14

med2162 says...

"Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge."

"The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures."

The above post shows this is beginning to happen.......
"Evolutionary theorist Oliver Curry of the London School of Economics expects a genetic upper class and a dim-witted underclass to emerge." "The descendants of the genetic upper class would be tall, slim, healthy, attractive, intelligent, and creative and a far cry from the "underclass" humans who would have evolved into dim-witted, ugly, squat goblin-like creatures." The above post shows this is beginning to happen....... med2162
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11:57pm Thu 10 Apr 14

Herefordian says...

As the potholes hadn't been fixed I thought they had already gone
As the potholes hadn't been fixed I thought they had already gone Herefordian
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10:27am Fri 11 Apr 14

mizza21 says...

med2162.
Which category do you see yourself in?
med2162. Which category do you see yourself in? mizza21
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