» Tuesday, June 21, 2005


Asked about the Prime Ministers meeting this morning with the MG-Rover task force, the PMOS said that task force updated the Prime Minister that since Rover closed on April 15th nearly 1250 MG-Rover former workers had found new jobs. Another 1092 have started training and 3000 at risk jobs in companies supplying Rover have been temporarily safe-guarded.

Members of the task force also raised issues such as the future of New Street station in Birmingham and the overall state of manufacturing in the West Midlands and the Prime Minister said that he and his colleagues would look into it.

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  1. No doubt the (new?) jobs involve such desirable skills as trolley-parking, shelf stacking and stock control. MacDonald’s or ‘Customer Care’ in the one remaining UK call centre are probably oversubscribed just now.

    Alas, there is no longer a requirement for proper engineering skills and knowledge. We can get the Chinese to provide all of that stuff whilst we continue with the more demanding tasks of selling fast food and ‘services’ to each other.

    Of course no one will accept real responsibility for this shambles. ‘Education x 3’ is utterly pointless in this case.

    Still it’s good that the PM and his colleagues are going to look into it. That’s a ray of sunshine in all of this gloom – isn’t it?

    Comment by Chuck Unsworth — 21 Jun 2005 on 3:38 pm | Link

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