Pirelli Carlisle Plant Temporarily Shut Down
Pirelli’s plant in Carlisle has been shut since Thursday, when workers were told to stay away following the discovery of a problem with the building’s boiler system.
Local news sources have reported that engineers spent the bank holiday weekend working to repair the malfunctioned apparatus, but that the factory’s management team is waiting for assurance of the building’s safety for work. Pirelli has continued to pay its workers’ wages at the site despite the closure and subsequent loss of production of thousands of tyres.
The factory usually operates all year round, employing 1,000 workers, though this number is set to be reduced following the announcement last month that the company would shed 60 jobs from the site.