Strike action more likely at MPE as union claims new owners are refusing to negotiate



The UNITE Trade Union has written to the new owners of Maydown Precision Engineering in Derry, threatening industrial action and possible legal proceedings.

The Union's Regional Officer Philip Oakes says MPE's new owner Schivo NI have failed to honour existing agreements with workers, and are refusing to engage with the union.

He says initially, managementindicated that only 15 jobs would be lost, but they now understand that up to 50 positions may go.

Philip Oakes says the process has already started......