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Labour hopeful’s jobs call

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: February 28, 2014

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THE woman who aims to represent South Derbyshire after the next election has hit out at the news that 360 jobs will go from a Swadlincote firm.

Cheryl Pidgeon (pictured), Labour’s prospective parliamentary candidate for the district, said the loss the jobs from Sandvik would have a catastrophic effect on the town.

She said: “If this proposal is seen through, it would be disastrous for communities in South Derbyshire.

“These drastic proposals which, if seen through, will be a massive hit for hardworking families.

“I’m calling on the Sandvik’s management to meet with me and workforce representatives to see if an alternative decision can be found.”

A spokesman from Sandvik announced earlier today that the firm is due to meet with union representatives on Monday.

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