Further information A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: Secure on-going employment has been confirmed for a further 101 members of staff who are transferring to new suppliers, taking the total number of jobs saved to 11,739. To be notified of future updates from the Official Receiver please register to receive an email alert. We continue to discuss with potential purchases for Carillion’s remaining contracts, as well as remain committed to engaging with staff, elected employee representatives and unions as these arrangements are confirmed. Regrettably eight job losses are being announced and those leaving the business this week will be provided with every support to find new work by Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service. In total, to date 11,739 jobs (64% of the pre-liquidation workforce) have been saved and 2,340 (13%) jobs have been made redundant through the liquidation A further 1,121 employees have left the business during the liquidation through finding new work, retirement or for other reasons This information does not include jobs attached to contracts where an intention to purchase has been entered into but has not yet formally occurred Just under 3,000 employees are currently retained to enable Carillion to deliver the remaining services it is providing for public and private sector customers until decisions are taken to transfer or cease these contracts Further information about rights in redundancy is available on gov.uk
Ronnie Draper, general secretary of the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) said action was taken over something he wrote on social media.Draper, a trade union leader and strong supporter of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, said the decision to suspend him had left him “disgusted and in shock”.He told the Press Association he had been sent a letter announcing he was suspended, pending a hearing.Draper said the action was taken over something he wrote on social media website Twitter. When approached for comment, the Labour Party said it did not discuss national executive committee (NEC) decisions on individual members.BFAWU is among those backing Corbyn in his leadership battle against Owen Smith. He has regularly tweeted in support of Corbyn, saying a vote for him was “a vote for progressive, compassionate, working-class policies”.The suspension comes amid a bitter internal battle within the party connected to the leadership bid, especially over who will be allowed to vote in the forthcoming election.Last month BFAWU urged the public to boycott Samworth Brothers’ products during a protest in Leicester. The union claimed it had seen a “bullying” letter given to employees at Samworth’s Kettleby Foods site in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.