July 14, 2020 12.53 pm This story is over 17 months old

Over 100 redundancies at ‘mothballed’ cement plant

They don’t blame COVID-19 but Brexit

Over 100 jobs will be cut after Cemex confirmed its proposal to mothball its cement plant in North Lincolnshire.

The building materials company said the proposal will affect approximately 110 employees who are currently based at the plant in South Ferriby.

The firm said it anticipates that the majority of redundancies will take place in July.

The site will continue to be manned over the coming months as the team works to safely cease production, close down operations and secure the site.

Once mothballed, there will be ongoing 24/7 security at the South Ferriby Cement Plant.

The company also confirmed that the decision is in no way related to the coronavirus crisis.

The proposal to mothball the plant came after “analysis of the company’s European cement supply chain” ahead of the Brexit process.

The firm did furlough the South Ferriby workers for a period of time, but it will not claim from the government scheme for these employees, it said.

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