I work at Rio Tinto Alcan, Lynemouth Smelter, in the North East of England. It is currently undergoing a 90 day consultation period with a distinct possibility of closure. The unions involved are pulling together a petition to present to the Government early in the New Year.
This area has been blighted for many years and this closure would be the final nail in the coffin for not only the employees but the communities too.
I'm organising this on line petition with the full support of my union the GMB and hopefully the results will be presented at Parliament in conjunction with the written petitions that are already up and running.
We call upon Her Majestys Government to support the workforce at Rio Tinto Alcan, Lynemouth.
626 directly employed workers with 320 contractors from 29 local businesses and over 3,000 workers in the supply chain stand to lose their jobs. This follows the announcement by Rio Tinto Alcan to close the Lynemouth site.
We call upon the Government to use whatever means possible to make Rio Tinto Alcan reverse its decision.
The Save Our Smelter petition to The Public was written by David Chapman and is in the category Employment at GoPetition.