Category: Unemployment

Up to 300 Eastleigh worker’s jobs could go at Ford

Up to 300 Eastleigh workers at the Ford Transit plant are waiting to hear if they still have a future there as the companies multi-millionaire CEO Alan Mullaly flew into Britain today to discuss with union leaders the restructuring of Ford’s European manufacturing base which Sky News claim will result in the Swaythling plant shutting…

Hampshire Trade Unionists join London demo

A mass demonstration against government spending cuts is being held in London today and trade union members from Hampshire will join thousands of people from trade unions, community groups and members of the public who say they believe that spending cuts and privatisation is not the way to get the country out of recession and that “austerity…

B&Q axe 220 local posts

A year after B&Q opened their new 300,000 square feet head office in Chandler’s Ford they have announced they will be sacking 220 staff. Today’s announcement follows the news that profits at the DIY retailer had fallen by £30 million after another typical British summer had caused sales of hosepipes to plummet by 25 %…

Construction commences at Ageas Bowl

Work has commenced on the new hotel, conference/hospitality and media facilities at the Ageas Bowl, in West End, Eastleigh. Performing the official “Ground-Breaking” ceremony today were the Leader of Eastleigh Borough Council Cllr Keith House and The Ageas Bowl Chairman Rod Bansgrove. Representing the Contractors, Denizen, were the SW Area Manager Howard Pearson and the Project Manager…

Clinton Cards face administration

Another key store in Eastleigh’s embattled shopping centre is facing possible closure with the news that greetings card shop Clinton Cards will be forced it into administration later today having already suspended trading in its shares. Clinton is the UK’s biggest card retailer and employs more than 8,000 staff. It is understood that administrators will…

Comet sold off for £2!

Electrical retailer Comet, who have a superstore in Woodside avenue, has been sold today to a private equity company for just £2 leaving employees to face an uncertain future. French parent company Kesa were anxious to offload the struggling chain after revenues dived by 22%. The bad news comes days after it was announced that…