100 workers given 'no notice' as engineering firm 'becomes insolvent'

The union claimed workers were given 'no notice' of the firm's insolvency.

100 jobs at risk as East Kilbride manufacturer ‘becomes insolvent’ with staff given ‘no notice’ Google Maps

Around 100 workers are at risk of losing their jobs at a manufacturing firm in South Lanarkshire, according to a union.

Unite the Union claimed it has been informed Valve Components Ltd based in East Kilbride has “become insolvent” with around 100 workers given “no notice”

The company, established in 1987, provides turnkey production services to the oil and gas, defence, aerospace and energy industries as part of the Glenalmond Group Ltd made up of engineering and manufacturing firms.

Unite claims that “no notification or consultation” was afforded to the workers or the union as representatives.

The company has a listed active proposal to strike off on Companies House with a first Gazette notice for compulsory strike off issued on Tuesday, March 5.

Sharon Graham Unite general secretary, said: Unite will do everything it possibly can to support the Valve Components workers.

“We have already approached a number of Glasgow-based employers to explore potential job opportunities for the workers.

“Yet again, another company appears to be breaching the law by not informing or consulting the workforce in a redundancy situation.

“Be in no doubt, Unite will hold Valve Components and every other employer who breaches the law to account.” 

Unite claimed says it is in the process of contacting its members from the firm in order to progress protective award claims.

Debbie Hutchings, Unite industrial officer, added: Valve Components worked largely within the aerospace sector, and it had employed highly-skilled workers for many years with some of the staff having been there for over 30 years.

“We were aware that the company had experienced financial difficulties due to a low order book and it had been looking for buyers.

“However, the news of insolvency came as a massive shock.

“It’s absolutely devastating news for the workers. It’s disgraceful that this was left so long to the point of putting the workforce out of a job with no notice or any warning.”

Valve Components Ltd and The Glenalmond Group Ltd have been contacted for comment.

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