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Terumo closure Knowsley

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1129: tabled on 28 March 2022

Tabled in the 2021-22 session.

This motion has been signed by 11 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this house notes with great regret Terumo Europe’s announcement that they intend to transfer their medical technology production facility in Knowsley to Costa Rica, with a loss of 110 jobs; further regrets the company’s failure to agree a redundancy package that, although in excess of the statutory minimum legal requirement, would mean that those on lowest pay would still not receive fair recognition of their contribution, particularly during the period of the Covid-19 pandemic and, moreover, will put them in a very difficult financial position; notes that in an email to Karen Lewis of the GMB Union of 17.03.2022, Terumo stated that the increased package from statutory with no caps is as far as Terumo can go; and calls on the company to urgently reconsider that statement with a view to ensuring that those on lower pay are offered more generous redundancy terms that take more fully into account the hardship that lower paid employers will inevitably face.