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Delays could lead to lost building jobs at Drayton-based RG Carter

17:34 30 March 2012

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Long-established local building firm RG Carter has said it is considering making redundancies after anticipated projects have been postponed.

It is believed around 34 jobs are at risk at the firm.

The Drayton-based firm started consulting with the workers involved on Wednesday and a decision will be made on April 30.

Grant Keys, director and general manager at the firm said that while longer term trading prospects in Norfolk were positive and the firm remain committed to retaining a local work force, the “delayed/postponed com-mencement of a number of projects was a major contributory factor in consideration of potential redundancies”.

In a statement the firm said: “RG Carter Limited has confirmed that as a result of a shortfall in anticipated workload, unfortunately some redundancies are being considered.

“A consultation process has commenced with those who are potentially affected although no decision will be taken until the full process has been observed.”

Some workers at RG Carter are represented by the construction industry union UCATT.

Regional secretary Brian Rye said: “It is disappointing, of course. It is similar to the situation that a number of contractors have found themselves in across the region. This promise of work is just not happening. It is a continuing agony of this recession.

“There is not enough being done to encourage public and private sector investment and that is what is needed otherwise the industry is going to continue to struggle in the way it has done for the last four years.”

On Thursday, Trowse-based May Gurney announced that it was considering closing the building arm of the firm.

The Stevenage-based facility services business includes new-build, refurbishment and maintenance for local authority projects, particu-larly in the education sector.

annabelle.dickson@archant.co.uk

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