Jobs under threat at Clitheroe chemical plant

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JOBS are set to be axed at one of Clitheroe’s largest employers.

International chemical company Johnson Matthey, which has a base at the former ICI factory in Pimlico Industrial Area, Bradford Road, has entered into consultation with workers on the Ammonia, Methanol and Gas business (AMG) team.

Bosses declined to comment on how many people out of the 300-strong workforce could be affected, but the the Lancashire Telegraph has been told the figure is around 30.

A statement released by Johnson Matthey said: “The AMG business has faced significant challenges in 2011/12.

“Despite efforts to reduce the impact of these challenges the business has not been able to generate additional revenue to maintain its performance.”

The company said redundancies were likely to form part of the cost reductions.

Bob Mannion, managing director of the AMG business, said “The long term viability of the business remains very strong and we hope these consultations will provide the springboard for the business’ future growth”.

The consultation period formally began on Wednesday, April 4, and will last approximately 30 days.

The AMG business is one of four business units in Johnson Matthey’s Process Technologies division.

The other business units which include Tracerco, Davy Process Technology and Refineries are unaffected by this plans.

Johnson Matthey is a speciality chemicals company with operations in more than 30 countries, employing around 9,700 people.

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1:34pm Wed 11 Apr 12

shytalk says...

Clitheroe is fast becoming the unemployment capital of Lancashire.
Ultraframe,3M,Castle Cement, and now Johnson Matthey
The council though in its infinate wisdom still sees fit to add to the unemployment figures by sanctioning the building of a few hundred more houses.
No jobs, No Schools for the kids to go to ( Ribblesdale is full )
I suppose it's only to be expected though with a tory government and a tory council.
Clitheroe is fast becoming the unemployment capital of Lancashire. Ultraframe,3M,Castle Cement, and now Johnson Matthey The council though in its infinate wisdom still sees fit to add to the unemployment figures by sanctioning the building of a few hundred more houses. No jobs, No Schools for the kids to go to ( Ribblesdale is full ) I suppose it's only to be expected though with a tory government and a tory council. shytalk
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2:18pm Wed 11 Apr 12

eastlancslad says...

Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers.
You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley.
Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.
Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood. eastlancslad
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3:47pm Wed 11 Apr 12

ghost of sceptic says...

Feel sorry for anyone who falls off the johnson matthey gravy train, but there is nothing but low paid work if any waiting for you in clitheroe.
Feel sorry for anyone who falls off the johnson matthey gravy train, but there is nothing but low paid work if any waiting for you in clitheroe. ghost of sceptic
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4:14pm Wed 11 Apr 12

shytalk says...

eastlancslad wrote:
Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.
So are you saying the last British government caused the world wide recession eastlancslad because it borrowed money to pay government workers? Well i have been living on planet earth unlike you and this government. From where i am standing it looks like the recession in this country was caused by corrupt tory bankers speculating on poison American assets. The same tory bankers that pay themselves obscene bonuses whilst their tory government chums condem old age pensioners and others to a life living in poverty. Throwing people onto the old king cole and paying them benefits instead of them working and paying taxes seems a very strange way to pay off the national debt.
Until this government gets its head around the fact it needs to invest and support British owned manufacturing and not destroy it or sell it off to other countries, we will continue on a downward spiral until people are starving and we have civil unrest.
Getting rid of staff doesn't drive businesses forwards. It drives them backwards and the country also. Alternatives to redundancies should be found.
[quote][p][bold]eastlancslad[/bold] wrote: Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.[/p][/quote]So are you saying the last British government caused the world wide recession eastlancslad because it borrowed money to pay government workers? Well i have been living on planet earth unlike you and this government. From where i am standing it looks like the recession in this country was caused by corrupt tory bankers speculating on poison American assets. The same tory bankers that pay themselves obscene bonuses whilst their tory government chums condem old age pensioners and others to a life living in poverty. Throwing people onto the old king cole and paying them benefits instead of them working and paying taxes seems a very strange way to pay off the national debt. Until this government gets its head around the fact it needs to invest and support British owned manufacturing and not destroy it or sell it off to other countries, we will continue on a downward spiral until people are starving and we have civil unrest. Getting rid of staff doesn't drive businesses forwards. It drives them backwards and the country also. Alternatives to redundancies should be found. shytalk
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4:41pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Good call says...

shytalk wrote:
eastlancslad wrote:
Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.
So are you saying the last British government caused the world wide recession eastlancslad because it borrowed money to pay government workers? Well i have been living on planet earth unlike you and this government. From where i am standing it looks like the recession in this country was caused by corrupt tory bankers speculating on poison American assets. The same tory bankers that pay themselves obscene bonuses whilst their tory government chums condem old age pensioners and others to a life living in poverty. Throwing people onto the old king cole and paying them benefits instead of them working and paying taxes seems a very strange way to pay off the national debt.
Until this government gets its head around the fact it needs to invest and support British owned manufacturing and not destroy it or sell it off to other countries, we will continue on a downward spiral until people are starving and we have civil unrest.
Getting rid of staff doesn't drive businesses forwards. It drives them backwards and the country also. Alternatives to redundancies should be found.
Yet the people will continue to label the unemployed as "lazy scroungers leeching off my taxes".There are very few jobs around and this governments solution , force people onto the workfare scheme,where they have to work at places like tesco for nothing
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastlancslad[/bold] wrote: Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.[/p][/quote]So are you saying the last British government caused the world wide recession eastlancslad because it borrowed money to pay government workers? Well i have been living on planet earth unlike you and this government. From where i am standing it looks like the recession in this country was caused by corrupt tory bankers speculating on poison American assets. The same tory bankers that pay themselves obscene bonuses whilst their tory government chums condem old age pensioners and others to a life living in poverty. Throwing people onto the old king cole and paying them benefits instead of them working and paying taxes seems a very strange way to pay off the national debt. Until this government gets its head around the fact it needs to invest and support British owned manufacturing and not destroy it or sell it off to other countries, we will continue on a downward spiral until people are starving and we have civil unrest. Getting rid of staff doesn't drive businesses forwards. It drives them backwards and the country also. Alternatives to redundancies should be found.[/p][/quote]Yet the people will continue to label the unemployed as "lazy scroungers leeching off my taxes".There are very few jobs around and this governments solution , force people onto the workfare scheme,where they have to work at places like tesco for nothing Good call
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5:08pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

If you lazy scroungers leeching of my taxes would get of the damned internet and start looking for a job it would be a start.
If you lazy scroungers leeching of my taxes would get of the damned internet and start looking for a job it would be a start. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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5:28pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Keep Darwen Green says...

shytalk wrote:
eastlancslad wrote:
Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.
So are you saying the last British government caused the world wide recession eastlancslad because it borrowed money to pay government workers? Well i have been living on planet earth unlike you and this government. From where i am standing it looks like the recession in this country was caused by corrupt tory bankers speculating on poison American assets. The same tory bankers that pay themselves obscene bonuses whilst their tory government chums condem old age pensioners and others to a life living in poverty. Throwing people onto the old king cole and paying them benefits instead of them working and paying taxes seems a very strange way to pay off the national debt.
Until this government gets its head around the fact it needs to invest and support British owned manufacturing and not destroy it or sell it off to other countries, we will continue on a downward spiral until people are starving and we have civil unrest.
Getting rid of staff doesn't drive businesses forwards. It drives them backwards and the country also. Alternatives to redundancies should be found.
Camerons Broken Britain, its been mended beyond repair.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastlancslad[/bold] wrote: Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.[/p][/quote]So are you saying the last British government caused the world wide recession eastlancslad because it borrowed money to pay government workers? Well i have been living on planet earth unlike you and this government. From where i am standing it looks like the recession in this country was caused by corrupt tory bankers speculating on poison American assets. The same tory bankers that pay themselves obscene bonuses whilst their tory government chums condem old age pensioners and others to a life living in poverty. Throwing people onto the old king cole and paying them benefits instead of them working and paying taxes seems a very strange way to pay off the national debt. Until this government gets its head around the fact it needs to invest and support British owned manufacturing and not destroy it or sell it off to other countries, we will continue on a downward spiral until people are starving and we have civil unrest. Getting rid of staff doesn't drive businesses forwards. It drives them backwards and the country also. Alternatives to redundancies should be found.[/p][/quote]Camerons Broken Britain, its been mended beyond repair. Keep Darwen Green
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5:57pm Wed 11 Apr 12

shytalk says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
If you lazy scroungers leeching of my taxes would get of the damned internet and start looking for a job it would be a start.
I don't leech of your taxes I run a business. I feel sorry for those that are unemployed and can't find a job.
Unlike you Michael i have sympathy for those who are unemployed or about to be such as those at Johnson Matthey.
If you ever find yourself on hard times then you will have the right to eat your own words and boy would i like to witness that.
Comments like yours are what the country has come to expect from greedy tory scumbags
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: If you lazy scroungers leeching of my taxes would get of the damned internet and start looking for a job it would be a start.[/p][/quote]I don't leech of your taxes I run a business. I feel sorry for those that are unemployed and can't find a job. Unlike you Michael i have sympathy for those who are unemployed or about to be such as those at Johnson Matthey. If you ever find yourself on hard times then you will have the right to eat your own words and boy would i like to witness that. Comments like yours are what the country has come to expect from greedy tory scumbags shytalk
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6:01pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Forever Blue says...

shytalk wrote:
Clitheroe is fast becoming the unemployment capital of Lancashire. Ultraframe,3M,Castle Cement, and now Johnson Matthey The council though in its infinate wisdom still sees fit to add to the unemployment figures by sanctioning the building of a few hundred more houses. No jobs, No Schools for the kids to go to ( Ribblesdale is full ) I suppose it's only to be expected though with a tory government and a tory council.
Just a few bad management decisions made by bad management teams with it wont affect me attitude ! and not held accountable after.
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: Clitheroe is fast becoming the unemployment capital of Lancashire. Ultraframe,3M,Castle Cement, and now Johnson Matthey The council though in its infinate wisdom still sees fit to add to the unemployment figures by sanctioning the building of a few hundred more houses. No jobs, No Schools for the kids to go to ( Ribblesdale is full ) I suppose it's only to be expected though with a tory government and a tory council.[/p][/quote]Just a few bad management decisions made by bad management teams with it wont affect me attitude ! and not held accountable after. Forever Blue
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6:24pm Wed 11 Apr 12

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

shytalk wrote:
Michael@ClitheroeSin

ce58
wrote:
If you lazy scroungers leeching of my taxes would get of the damned internet and start looking for a job it would be a start.
I don't leech of your taxes I run a business. I feel sorry for those that are unemployed and can't find a job.
Unlike you Michael i have sympathy for those who are unemployed or about to be such as those at Johnson Matthey.
If you ever find yourself on hard times then you will have the right to eat your own words and boy would i like to witness that.
Comments like yours are what the country has come to expect from greedy tory scumbags
It's no wonder you can't get a job you need to work on your attitude lol if you actually read the posts above the one by Good call, you will see I was just being ironic, chill out
[quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: If you lazy scroungers leeching of my taxes would get of the damned internet and start looking for a job it would be a start.[/p][/quote]I don't leech of your taxes I run a business. I feel sorry for those that are unemployed and can't find a job. Unlike you Michael i have sympathy for those who are unemployed or about to be such as those at Johnson Matthey. If you ever find yourself on hard times then you will have the right to eat your own words and boy would i like to witness that. Comments like yours are what the country has come to expect from greedy tory scumbags[/p][/quote]It's no wonder you can't get a job you need to work on your attitude lol if you actually read the posts above the one by Good call, you will see I was just being ironic, chill out Michael@ClitheroeSince58
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9:31pm Wed 11 Apr 12

eastlancslad says...

Shytalk.
Yep, ok I forgot. It's all the fault of the bankers.
Hope you had a good riot.
Shytalk. Yep, ok I forgot. It's all the fault of the bankers. Hope you had a good riot. eastlancslad
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8:40am Thu 12 Apr 12

Steve Rush says...

Now come on boys calm down. The important thing here is people will be made redundant which is never easy. It has happened to me 3 times so I know. Unfortunately as the first post says, all the main employers in Clitheroe are reducing their workforce and not taking on extra staff. So isn't it strange that our local council wants to build 4,000 extra houses in the Ribble Valley with 1,670 being sited in Clitheroe. Are they not aware of the current economic climate? Or are they obeying national Tory instructions to build, because heavy finances are ploughed into Tory coffers by building company bosses. But don't worry RVBC have done their homework and employment figures are included in the reasons for all the extra houses. Unfortunately the employment information used is from 2008 when things were much better!!!
Now come on boys calm down. The important thing here is people will be made redundant which is never easy. It has happened to me 3 times so I know. Unfortunately as the first post says, all the main employers in Clitheroe are reducing their workforce and not taking on extra staff. So isn't it strange that our local council wants to build 4,000 extra houses in the Ribble Valley with 1,670 being sited in Clitheroe. Are they not aware of the current economic climate? Or are they obeying national Tory instructions to build, because heavy finances are ploughed into Tory coffers by building company bosses. But don't worry RVBC have done their homework and employment figures are included in the reasons for all the extra houses. Unfortunately the employment information used is from 2008 when things were much better!!! Steve Rush
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2:27am Fri 13 Apr 12

nice person says...

Good call wrote:
shytalk wrote:
eastlancslad wrote:
Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.
So are you saying the last British government caused the world wide recession eastlancslad because it borrowed money to pay government workers? Well i have been living on planet earth unlike you and this government. From where i am standing it looks like the recession in this country was caused by corrupt tory bankers speculating on poison American assets. The same tory bankers that pay themselves obscene bonuses whilst their tory government chums condem old age pensioners and others to a life living in poverty. Throwing people onto the old king cole and paying them benefits instead of them working and paying taxes seems a very strange way to pay off the national debt.
Until this government gets its head around the fact it needs to invest and support British owned manufacturing and not destroy it or sell it off to other countries, we will continue on a downward spiral until people are starving and we have civil unrest.
Getting rid of staff doesn't drive businesses forwards. It drives them backwards and the country also. Alternatives to redundancies should be found.
Yet the people will continue to label the unemployed as "lazy scroungers leeching off my taxes".There are very few jobs around and this governments solution , force people onto the workfare scheme,where they have to work at places like tesco for nothing
There are very few jobs around and this governments solution , force people onto the workfare scheme,where they have to work at places like tesco for nothing
.

Too true and this is no more than slave labour,pure and simple.Then,they make their lives a misery as they further destroy them by reducing their benefits and abusing people already in a vunerable position by persecuting them about jobs that simply do not exist.
[quote][p][bold]Good call[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]shytalk[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]eastlancslad[/bold] wrote: Shytalk, I don't know which planet you have been living on, (and I am not defending the Tories in the slightest), but you should have noticed that unemployment is going up everywhere, and in every country. It's called paying back the money which the last government borrowed to pay the wages of government workers. You are quite right about the stupidity and vandalism of building thousands more houses in the Ribble Valley. Build them here on brown field sites in Gt Harwood.[/p][/quote]So are you saying the last British government caused the world wide recession eastlancslad because it borrowed money to pay government workers? Well i have been living on planet earth unlike you and this government. From where i am standing it looks like the recession in this country was caused by corrupt tory bankers speculating on poison American assets. The same tory bankers that pay themselves obscene bonuses whilst their tory government chums condem old age pensioners and others to a life living in poverty. Throwing people onto the old king cole and paying them benefits instead of them working and paying taxes seems a very strange way to pay off the national debt. Until this government gets its head around the fact it needs to invest and support British owned manufacturing and not destroy it or sell it off to other countries, we will continue on a downward spiral until people are starving and we have civil unrest. Getting rid of staff doesn't drive businesses forwards. It drives them backwards and the country also. Alternatives to redundancies should be found.[/p][/quote]Yet the people will continue to label the unemployed as "lazy scroungers leeching off my taxes".There are very few jobs around and this governments solution , force people onto the workfare scheme,where they have to work at places like tesco for nothing[/p][/quote]There are very few jobs around and this governments solution , force people onto the workfare scheme,where they have to work at places like tesco for nothing . Too true and this is no more than slave labour,pure and simple.Then,they make their lives a misery as they further destroy them by reducing their benefits and abusing people already in a vunerable position by persecuting them about jobs that simply do not exist. nice person
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