Railcare job losses blow for Wolverton

Loss of Railcare jobs in Wolverton and Glasgow are a sad day, says local ward councillor, Peter Marland.

Cllr Pete Marland, Labour Group Leader on Milton Keynes Council and Wolverton ward (which is home to Railcare) comment:

"The announcement of job losses at the Railcare site in Wolverton is a sad day.

"First and foremost those that have lost their jobs require support during this difficult time. Having already not been paid for over a month they deserved better. I am sure our community will pull together and offer every bit of help needed, because that is what Wolverton and New Bradwell does, we are a loyal and close community that will get through this.

"However I am disgusted at the actions of both the administrator and Government over this whole situation.

"The actions of the administrator have been both hasty and inhuman. Reading out names from a list of those losing their jobs is downright degrading and disrespectful. In doing so in this manner BDO have shown they are not fit to deal with the honest hardworking staff of Railcare or any human-being.

"Secondly the actions of the Government has been appalling. In particular Vince Cable and his department have known about this situation for a while. It has stood on the sidelines and watched as a company with an excellent long term future has hit short term problems. They are still to actually meet anyone involved a weeks after the situation first arose.

"Both Vince Cable and our local Tory MP have issued statements about how they are monitoring a sad situation. This simply shows that the lessons of deindustrialisation have not been learned from the past. Skilled jobs at an irreplaceable site have been lost. In Germany the Government would have stepped in to provide short term help for long term gain. That is why they still have a manufacturing base and base and strong economy. But our Government and our MP prefer to watch as jobs go abroad. It is nothing short of a national disgrace."