SDC announces 135 workers to lose their jobs following Honda cut backs

This Is Wiltshire: Temporary workers at South Marston Distribution Centre will lose their jobs following recent cutbacks at Honda Temporary workers at South Marston Distribution Centre will lose their jobs following recent cutbacks at Honda

WORKERS at Honda supplier South Marston Distribution Centre have been told that 135 temporary workers will lose their jobs as a result of the car manufacturer scaling back production.

Last Tuesday, Honda announced it would move from a three-shift to a two-shift pattern at its South Marston base and cut 500 jobs in the process.

Now, South Marston Distribution Centre, which employs 720 people, has announced that 135 temporary workers out of 234 will lose their jobs.

The decision will be based on performance and workers will find out their fate by the end of the month. 


 

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1:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

dukeofM4 says...

Performance? It'll be done on a spreadsheet sorting the payroll role data from high to low. The top earners will probably be made redundant first.
Performance? It'll be done on a spreadsheet sorting the payroll role data from high to low. The top earners will probably be made redundant first. dukeofM4
  • Score: -8

2:16pm Thu 3 Apr 14

stfcdod says...

If you're a skiver maybe you deserve to go.
If you're a skiver maybe you deserve to go. stfcdod
  • Score: 6

2:22pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Davey Gravey says...

Favourtism is a danger here. Sad that those losing their zero hour contract job will be lucky to get another zero contract hour job. Probably on minimum wage.
Favourtism is a danger here. Sad that those losing their zero hour contract job will be lucky to get another zero contract hour job. Probably on minimum wage. Davey Gravey
  • Score: 4

2:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

BCDR99 says...

And back in the real world, employers need flexibility and many, many employees enjoy that relationship also.
And back in the real world, employers need flexibility and many, many employees enjoy that relationship also. BCDR99
  • Score: -7

2:25pm Thu 3 Apr 14

John Trollston says...

This is all immigrant workers economic and other who I am told when Honda made redundancys last time they were put on zero hour contracts.
They are not the only ones there are hundreds more who will be jobless due to the ripple.

The benefits office better brace itself for the onslaught as I do not think there are enough low skilled jobs in Swindon to support this mass of migrants anymore.
This is all immigrant workers economic and other who I am told when Honda made redundancys last time they were put on zero hour contracts. They are not the only ones there are hundreds more who will be jobless due to the ripple. The benefits office better brace itself for the onslaught as I do not think there are enough low skilled jobs in Swindon to support this mass of migrants anymore. John Trollston
  • Score: 18

4:09pm Thu 3 Apr 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

John Trollston wrote:
This is all immigrant workers economic and other who I am told when Honda made redundancys last time they were put on zero hour contracts.
They are not the only ones there are hundreds more who will be jobless due to the ripple.

The benefits office better brace itself for the onslaught as I do not think there are enough low skilled jobs in Swindon to support this mass of migrants anymore.
Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim?
[quote][p][bold]John Trollston[/bold] wrote: This is all immigrant workers economic and other who I am told when Honda made redundancys last time they were put on zero hour contracts. They are not the only ones there are hundreds more who will be jobless due to the ripple. The benefits office better brace itself for the onslaught as I do not think there are enough low skilled jobs in Swindon to support this mass of migrants anymore.[/p][/quote]Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim? A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -18

4:12pm Thu 3 Apr 14

house on the hill says...

John Trollston wrote:
This is all immigrant workers economic and other who I am told when Honda made redundancys last time they were put on zero hour contracts.
They are not the only ones there are hundreds more who will be jobless due to the ripple.

The benefits office better brace itself for the onslaught as I do not think there are enough low skilled jobs in Swindon to support this mass of migrants anymore.
And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too!
[quote][p][bold]John Trollston[/bold] wrote: This is all immigrant workers economic and other who I am told when Honda made redundancys last time they were put on zero hour contracts. They are not the only ones there are hundreds more who will be jobless due to the ripple. The benefits office better brace itself for the onslaught as I do not think there are enough low skilled jobs in Swindon to support this mass of migrants anymore.[/p][/quote]And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too! house on the hill
  • Score: -17

5:00pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Clippies says...

Honda really need looking in to here. Last April they made 800-900 redundancies, then set on 650 in May/June. Now it seems a repeat process just because someone can't get their sums right. How can any company be allowed to employ workers again in the same role some 6-8 weeks after making someone redundant? If we're not careful Swindon is going to end up like Corby after the steelworks closed...a ghost town for 20 years!!!
Honda really need looking in to here. Last April they made 800-900 redundancies, then set on 650 in May/June. Now it seems a repeat process just because someone can't get their sums right. How can any company be allowed to employ workers again in the same role some 6-8 weeks after making someone redundant? If we're not careful Swindon is going to end up like Corby after the steelworks closed...a ghost town for 20 years!!! Clippies
  • Score: 9

5:51pm Thu 3 Apr 14

John Trollston says...

A.Baron-Cohen: Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim?

Search A8 migration flows or the office of national statistics or migration watch.co.uk will provide you with all the facts and figures you need.
There are numerous factorys/Warehouses in Swindon staffed by 95% immigrant workers at shop level SDC is one.

house on the hill: And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too!

No as above they do undercut there skilled British worker ask plumbers in London for one.The MAJORITY of jobs immigrants take up are low skilled.
MigrationWatch.co.uk please feel free to look here for the answers you clearly lack also.

Sorry my post seems Politically Incorrect telling the truth does not make me a racist.

The conclusion of the House of Lords study was unambiguous:

“We have found no evidence for the argument, made by the Government, business and many others, that net immigration—immigr
ation minus emigration—generat
es significant economic benefits for the existing UK population
A.Baron-Cohen: Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim? Search A8 migration flows or the office of national statistics or migration watch.co.uk will provide you with all the facts and figures you need. There are numerous factorys/Warehouses in Swindon staffed by 95% immigrant workers at shop level SDC is one. house on the hill: And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too! No as above they do undercut there skilled British worker ask plumbers in London for one.The MAJORITY of jobs immigrants take up are low skilled. MigrationWatch.co.uk please feel free to look here for the answers you clearly lack also. Sorry my post seems Politically Incorrect telling the truth does not make me a racist. The conclusion of the House of Lords study was unambiguous: “We have found no evidence for the argument, made by the Government, business and many others, that net immigration—immigr ation minus emigration—generat es significant economic benefits for the existing UK population John Trollston
  • Score: 15

8:27pm Thu 3 Apr 14

house on the hill says...

John Trollston wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen: Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim?

Search A8 migration flows or the office of national statistics or migration watch.co.uk will provide you with all the facts and figures you need.
There are numerous factorys/Warehouses in Swindon staffed by 95% immigrant workers at shop level SDC is one.

house on the hill: And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too!

No as above they do undercut there skilled British worker ask plumbers in London for one.The MAJORITY of jobs immigrants take up are low skilled.
MigrationWatch.co.uk please feel free to look here for the answers you clearly lack also.

Sorry my post seems Politically Incorrect telling the truth does not make me a racist.

The conclusion of the House of Lords study was unambiguous:

“We have found no evidence for the argument, made by the Government, business and many others, that net immigration—immigr

ation minus emigration—generat

es significant economic benefits for the existing UK population
Judging by the thumbs this site is full of racists!
[quote][p][bold]John Trollston[/bold] wrote: A.Baron-Cohen: Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim? Search A8 migration flows or the office of national statistics or migration watch.co.uk will provide you with all the facts and figures you need. There are numerous factorys/Warehouses in Swindon staffed by 95% immigrant workers at shop level SDC is one. house on the hill: And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too! No as above they do undercut there skilled British worker ask plumbers in London for one.The MAJORITY of jobs immigrants take up are low skilled. MigrationWatch.co.uk please feel free to look here for the answers you clearly lack also. Sorry my post seems Politically Incorrect telling the truth does not make me a racist. The conclusion of the House of Lords study was unambiguous: “We have found no evidence for the argument, made by the Government, business and many others, that net immigration—immigr ation minus emigration—generat es significant economic benefits for the existing UK population[/p][/quote]Judging by the thumbs this site is full of racists! house on the hill
  • Score: -14

8:56pm Thu 3 Apr 14

Tyran66 says...

@House on the hill. Not racists just some seriously ignorant people. Like it or not Honda will hire and fire according to it economic situation.

Anyone that has been involved in a redundancy process will know that "favouritism" plays no part in it - that would be illegal and open a company to employment tribunal liability.

A matrix will be drawn up and line managers will be asked to quantify a given workers performance on NON subjective criteria e.g Punctuality. Scores will be awarded and the unfortunate people concerned picked according to score.

The idea that the UK is flooded with immigrants taking "all our jobs" is straight out a far right hand book and its a total fallacy. We live in a capitalist economy, the best (which may sometimes mean cheapest) will get the job. Now thumbs down me - see if it changes the world in which we live.
@House on the hill. Not racists just some seriously ignorant people. Like it or not Honda will hire and fire according to it economic situation. Anyone that has been involved in a redundancy process will know that "favouritism" plays no part in it - that would be illegal and open a company to employment tribunal liability. A matrix will be drawn up and line managers will be asked to quantify a given workers performance on NON subjective criteria e.g Punctuality. Scores will be awarded and the unfortunate people concerned picked according to score. The idea that the UK is flooded with immigrants taking "all our jobs" is straight out a far right hand book and its a total fallacy. We live in a capitalist economy, the best (which may sometimes mean cheapest) will get the job. Now thumbs down me - see if it changes the world in which we live. Tyran66
  • Score: -4

9:34pm Thu 3 Apr 14

barlizard says...

Clippies wrote:
Honda really need looking in to here. Last April they made 800-900 redundancies, then set on 650 in May/June. Now it seems a repeat process just because someone can't get their sums right. How can any company be allowed to employ workers again in the same role some 6-8 weeks after making someone redundant? If we're not careful Swindon is going to end up like Corby after the steelworks closed...a ghost town for 20 years!!!
It is Honda's mantra to slowly remove workers in favour of a complete agency workforce, in order to 'Hire and Fire at will' the same as the Construction Industry has become!!
[quote][p][bold]Clippies[/bold] wrote: Honda really need looking in to here. Last April they made 800-900 redundancies, then set on 650 in May/June. Now it seems a repeat process just because someone can't get their sums right. How can any company be allowed to employ workers again in the same role some 6-8 weeks after making someone redundant? If we're not careful Swindon is going to end up like Corby after the steelworks closed...a ghost town for 20 years!!![/p][/quote]It is Honda's mantra to slowly remove workers in favour of a complete agency workforce, in order to 'Hire and Fire at will' the same as the Construction Industry has become!! barlizard
  • Score: 3

10:48pm Thu 3 Apr 14

John Trollston says...

house on the hill says... Judging by the thumbs this site is full of racists!

Why do you chose to ignore facts racism does not even enter the issue of but lets talk about a particular group who are also going to be severly affected by this Goans.

There are at the last count 9000 (this was in 2001) Goans in Swindon more than London! why because there is a loophole that allows Goans with Portuguese citizenship to move straight to UK with their family and immediately entitiled to all the benefits UK citizens are entitled to.

This is why there was whole family migrations now I am not saying these Goans are not hardworking tax payers but do you see why now I said the benefits office needs to brace itself.

There are 1.6k jobs advertised in the job centre with 5k persons already claiming Job Seekers allowance It does not take a genius to see the direction this Town has been headed for some time.

No major employer wants to come to Swindon anymore in fact most are pulling out.The jobs that are being created are low paid hospitality roles.

I pity the Honda worker thinking he or she is going to walk into another 20k plus PA job.
house on the hill says... Judging by the thumbs this site is full of racists! Why do you chose to ignore facts racism does not even enter the issue of but lets talk about a particular group who are also going to be severly affected by this Goans. There are at the last count 9000 (this was in 2001) Goans in Swindon more than London! why because there is a loophole that allows Goans with Portuguese citizenship to move straight to UK with their family and immediately entitiled to all the benefits UK citizens are entitled to. This is why there was whole family migrations now I am not saying these Goans are not hardworking tax payers but do you see why now I said the benefits office needs to brace itself. There are 1.6k jobs advertised in the job centre with 5k persons already claiming Job Seekers allowance It does not take a genius to see the direction this Town has been headed for some time. No major employer wants to come to Swindon anymore in fact most are pulling out.The jobs that are being created are low paid hospitality roles. I pity the Honda worker thinking he or she is going to walk into another 20k plus PA job. John Trollston
  • Score: 4

9:01am Fri 4 Apr 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

John Trollston wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen: Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim?

Search A8 migration flows or the office of national statistics or migration watch.co.uk will provide you with all the facts and figures you need.
There are numerous factorys/Warehouses in Swindon staffed by 95% immigrant workers at shop level SDC is one.

house on the hill: And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too!

No as above they do undercut there skilled British worker ask plumbers in London for one.The MAJORITY of jobs immigrants take up are low skilled.
MigrationWatch.co.uk please feel free to look here for the answers you clearly lack also.

Sorry my post seems Politically Incorrect telling the truth does not make me a racist.

The conclusion of the House of Lords study was unambiguous:

“We have found no evidence for the argument, made by the Government, business and many others, that net immigration—immigr

ation minus emigration—generat

es significant economic benefits for the existing UK population
If migrants take UK low skilled jobs, then maybe we should "encourage" the existing UK population to take these low skilled jobs?
This could well be the way to solve the increase cost of welfare and solve the unemployment in the country.
[quote][p][bold]John Trollston[/bold] wrote: A.Baron-Cohen: Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim? Search A8 migration flows or the office of national statistics or migration watch.co.uk will provide you with all the facts and figures you need. There are numerous factorys/Warehouses in Swindon staffed by 95% immigrant workers at shop level SDC is one. house on the hill: And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too! No as above they do undercut there skilled British worker ask plumbers in London for one.The MAJORITY of jobs immigrants take up are low skilled. MigrationWatch.co.uk please feel free to look here for the answers you clearly lack also. Sorry my post seems Politically Incorrect telling the truth does not make me a racist. The conclusion of the House of Lords study was unambiguous: “We have found no evidence for the argument, made by the Government, business and many others, that net immigration—immigr ation minus emigration—generat es significant economic benefits for the existing UK population[/p][/quote]If migrants take UK low skilled jobs, then maybe we should "encourage" the existing UK population to take these low skilled jobs? This could well be the way to solve the increase cost of welfare and solve the unemployment in the country. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: -1

9:53am Fri 4 Apr 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

house on the hill wrote:
John Trollston wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen: Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim?

Search A8 migration flows or the office of national statistics or migration watch.co.uk will provide you with all the facts and figures you need.
There are numerous factorys/Warehouses in Swindon staffed by 95% immigrant workers at shop level SDC is one.

house on the hill: And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too!

No as above they do undercut there skilled British worker ask plumbers in London for one.The MAJORITY of jobs immigrants take up are low skilled.
MigrationWatch.co.uk please feel free to look here for the answers you clearly lack also.

Sorry my post seems Politically Incorrect telling the truth does not make me a racist.

The conclusion of the House of Lords study was unambiguous:

“We have found no evidence for the argument, made by the Government, business and many others, that net immigration—immigr


ation minus emigration—generat


es significant economic benefits for the existing UK population
Judging by the thumbs this site is full of racists!
Not Racists, this is a natural reaction when the times are hard going.
You can see the rise of the far right and the urge to blame migrants in almost all European countries from the National Front to the Golden Dawn in Greece and UKIP in Britain, but this is also the symptom of a deep mistrust of tradtional politics.
Strangely there is little right wing activism in Germany, where the Economy is booming.......
[quote][p][bold]house on the hill[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]John Trollston[/bold] wrote: A.Baron-Cohen: Do you have numbers, actual facts to provide in order to substantiate such claim? Search A8 migration flows or the office of national statistics or migration watch.co.uk will provide you with all the facts and figures you need. There are numerous factorys/Warehouses in Swindon staffed by 95% immigrant workers at shop level SDC is one. house on the hill: And you inference that migrant workers can only do low skilled jobs is disgusting too! No as above they do undercut there skilled British worker ask plumbers in London for one.The MAJORITY of jobs immigrants take up are low skilled. MigrationWatch.co.uk please feel free to look here for the answers you clearly lack also. Sorry my post seems Politically Incorrect telling the truth does not make me a racist. The conclusion of the House of Lords study was unambiguous: “We have found no evidence for the argument, made by the Government, business and many others, that net immigration—immigr ation minus emigration—generat es significant economic benefits for the existing UK population[/p][/quote]Judging by the thumbs this site is full of racists![/p][/quote]Not Racists, this is a natural reaction when the times are hard going. You can see the rise of the far right and the urge to blame migrants in almost all European countries from the National Front to the Golden Dawn in Greece and UKIP in Britain, but this is also the symptom of a deep mistrust of tradtional politics. Strangely there is little right wing activism in Germany, where the Economy is booming....... A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 1

11:00am Fri 4 Apr 14

John Trollston says...

A.Baron-Cohen says...
If migrants take UK low skilled jobs, then maybe we should "encourage" the existing UK population to take these low skilled jobs?
This could well be the way to solve the increase cost of welfare and solve the unemployment in the country.

Yes I agree this is why we need controlled imigration our young are now in a hopeless state we are close to losing a generation.There is an increase mental health issues and other problems with not being employed.
The number of 18-24 year olds unemployed has rocketed in line with mass immigration.

A.Baron-Cohen says... Strangely there is little right wing activism in Germany, where the Economy is booming.......

Germany opted to make use of the maximum seven-year transition period before granting the new EU member states' citizens full access to their labour market so while we had over 4 million migrants flood the UK looking for jobs Germany had none and there job market boomed.

Right wing politics are not an issue the ordinary man and women is tired of out of touch politicans who are not effected by all this when sat drinking whisky in one of there two properties paid for by public money.
They lost touch with ordinary people long ago.
A small professional managerial class is running British politics and they have very little to do with the ordinary lives of ordinary people up and down the country.
A.Baron-Cohen says... If migrants take UK low skilled jobs, then maybe we should "encourage" the existing UK population to take these low skilled jobs? This could well be the way to solve the increase cost of welfare and solve the unemployment in the country. Yes I agree this is why we need controlled imigration our young are now in a hopeless state we are close to losing a generation.There is an increase mental health issues and other problems with not being employed. The number of 18-24 year olds unemployed has rocketed in line with mass immigration. A.Baron-Cohen says... Strangely there is little right wing activism in Germany, where the Economy is booming....... Germany opted to make use of the maximum seven-year transition period before granting the new EU member states' citizens full access to their labour market so while we had over 4 million migrants flood the UK looking for jobs Germany had none and there job market boomed. Right wing politics are not an issue the ordinary man and women is tired of out of touch politicans who are not effected by all this when sat drinking whisky in one of there two properties paid for by public money. They lost touch with ordinary people long ago. A small professional managerial class is running British politics and they have very little to do with the ordinary lives of ordinary people up and down the country. John Trollston
  • Score: 3

11:15am Fri 4 Apr 14

A.Baron-Cohen says...

John Trollston wrote:
A.Baron-Cohen says...
If migrants take UK low skilled jobs, then maybe we should "encourage" the existing UK population to take these low skilled jobs?
This could well be the way to solve the increase cost of welfare and solve the unemployment in the country.

Yes I agree this is why we need controlled imigration our young are now in a hopeless state we are close to losing a generation.There is an increase mental health issues and other problems with not being employed.
The number of 18-24 year olds unemployed has rocketed in line with mass immigration.

A.Baron-Cohen says... Strangely there is little right wing activism in Germany, where the Economy is booming.......

Germany opted to make use of the maximum seven-year transition period before granting the new EU member states' citizens full access to their labour market so while we had over 4 million migrants flood the UK looking for jobs Germany had none and there job market boomed.

Right wing politics are not an issue the ordinary man and women is tired of out of touch politicans who are not effected by all this when sat drinking whisky in one of there two properties paid for by public money.
They lost touch with ordinary people long ago.
A small professional managerial class is running British politics and they have very little to do with the ordinary lives of ordinary people up and down the country.
I think that there should be some mechanism in place where British unemployed should be forced to take up these jobs or lose benefits.
As for Germany, it may well be correct but after a week there I can most certainly say that there is a great number of migrants, I read somewhere that Germany experienced a 16 years high in immigration recently, yet unemployment fell to below 7% and keeps on falling, which is great news for the UK and for UKIP as European migrants are heading to Germany which has better employment prospects.
However, Since growth in the UK is about to outperform those of our European neighbours we should expect more jobs creation and more migration.
[quote][p][bold]John Trollston[/bold] wrote: A.Baron-Cohen says... If migrants take UK low skilled jobs, then maybe we should "encourage" the existing UK population to take these low skilled jobs? This could well be the way to solve the increase cost of welfare and solve the unemployment in the country. Yes I agree this is why we need controlled imigration our young are now in a hopeless state we are close to losing a generation.There is an increase mental health issues and other problems with not being employed. The number of 18-24 year olds unemployed has rocketed in line with mass immigration. A.Baron-Cohen says... Strangely there is little right wing activism in Germany, where the Economy is booming....... Germany opted to make use of the maximum seven-year transition period before granting the new EU member states' citizens full access to their labour market so while we had over 4 million migrants flood the UK looking for jobs Germany had none and there job market boomed. Right wing politics are not an issue the ordinary man and women is tired of out of touch politicans who are not effected by all this when sat drinking whisky in one of there two properties paid for by public money. They lost touch with ordinary people long ago. A small professional managerial class is running British politics and they have very little to do with the ordinary lives of ordinary people up and down the country.[/p][/quote]I think that there should be some mechanism in place where British unemployed should be forced to take up these jobs or lose benefits. As for Germany, it may well be correct but after a week there I can most certainly say that there is a great number of migrants, I read somewhere that Germany experienced a 16 years high in immigration recently, yet unemployment fell to below 7% and keeps on falling, which is great news for the UK and for UKIP as European migrants are heading to Germany which has better employment prospects. However, Since growth in the UK is about to outperform those of our European neighbours we should expect more jobs creation and more migration. A.Baron-Cohen
  • Score: 1

12:43pm Fri 4 Apr 14

mrwoo says...

No reason for anyone to be out of work in Swindon! Thumbs down for Woo.
No reason for anyone to be out of work in Swindon! Thumbs down for Woo. mrwoo
  • Score: -4

6:54pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Clippies says...

mrwoo wrote:
No reason for anyone to be out of work in Swindon! Thumbs down for Woo.
Maybe if you were unemployed - or under the threat of unemployment, you would be saying different!
[quote][p][bold]mrwoo[/bold] wrote: No reason for anyone to be out of work in Swindon! Thumbs down for Woo.[/p][/quote]Maybe if you were unemployed - or under the threat of unemployment, you would be saying different! Clippies
  • Score: 2

7:04pm Fri 4 Apr 14

Clippies says...

barlizard wrote:
Clippies wrote:
Honda really need looking in to here. Last April they made 800-900 redundancies, then set on 650 in May/June. Now it seems a repeat process just because someone can't get their sums right. How can any company be allowed to employ workers again in the same role some 6-8 weeks after making someone redundant? If we're not careful Swindon is going to end up like Corby after the steelworks closed...a ghost town for 20 years!!!
It is Honda's mantra to slowly remove workers in favour of a complete agency workforce, in order to 'Hire and Fire at will' the same as the Construction Industry has become!!
If you call 900 redundancies last year with more this year, 'slowly removing workers in order to have a completely agency workforce I'd hate to see a company moving fast towards an agency workforce.
The problem at Honda is someone clearly cannot forecast future sales at all, given they make 900 redundant 1 month and then set on 650 less than 2 months later. Remember, most of those made redundant were temporary associates (i.e. they worked for an agency rather than Honda direct). The beef I have with Honda is how their inadequacies affect the companies and the workforces supplying them with parts. They seem to play with peoples lives at will and don't care who gets hurt in the process. Granted business is business and they all need to make a profit to survive, but to get things as wrong as they did last year is totally irresponsible and unacceptable.
[quote][p][bold]barlizard[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Clippies[/bold] wrote: Honda really need looking in to here. Last April they made 800-900 redundancies, then set on 650 in May/June. Now it seems a repeat process just because someone can't get their sums right. How can any company be allowed to employ workers again in the same role some 6-8 weeks after making someone redundant? If we're not careful Swindon is going to end up like Corby after the steelworks closed...a ghost town for 20 years!!![/p][/quote]It is Honda's mantra to slowly remove workers in favour of a complete agency workforce, in order to 'Hire and Fire at will' the same as the Construction Industry has become!![/p][/quote]If you call 900 redundancies last year with more this year, 'slowly removing workers in order to have a completely agency workforce I'd hate to see a company moving fast towards an agency workforce. The problem at Honda is someone clearly cannot forecast future sales at all, given they make 900 redundant 1 month and then set on 650 less than 2 months later. Remember, most of those made redundant were temporary associates (i.e. they worked for an agency rather than Honda direct). The beef I have with Honda is how their inadequacies affect the companies and the workforces supplying them with parts. They seem to play with peoples lives at will and don't care who gets hurt in the process. Granted business is business and they all need to make a profit to survive, but to get things as wrong as they did last year is totally irresponsible and unacceptable. Clippies
  • Score: 1

3:31pm Sun 13 Apr 14

mjey says...

...but houses increase their prices...
...but houses increase their prices... mjey
  • Score: 0

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