Redundancies Could Be Voluntary: Pirelli Carlisle
Hopes are high that the 60 redundancies announced last week for Pirelli’s Carlisle plant could be filled by volunteers. The MP for Carlisle, Eric Martlew praised Pirelli for their continued investment in the factory despite the job cuts, revealing to local news sources that he was confident that the redundancies could be filled without forcing anyone to leave their job.
The move to cut the jobs comes as a response to decreased demand for products produced at the plant and the ability to manufacture identical items elsewhere. Pirelli released a statement promising to “strive to minimise the impact on our workforce” and that the action – alongside the company’s investment in new technology at the plant – would “help safeguard” its future.