Print workers facing job losses call for MP's help

February 9, 2009 10:27 AM

Workers facing redundancy from Cambridge University Press have called for help from the city's MP David Howarth.

Four employees, all members of the union UNITE, met Mr Howarth to discuss their plight.

One of the workers joined the company 38 years ago and, now in his fifties, fears he will not be able to find another job.

CUP, the oldest print house in the world, is planning to farm out some of its work overseas to save money and 130 jobs are to go initially with a further 37 going in the next three years.

Mr Howarth said: "I am very worried about the prospect of these jobs being lost in Cambridge, especially now, as a recession takes hold and finding new jobs will be very difficult.

"I hope to be able to talk with the printers' union representative and with the employer as soon as possible to see what can be done."

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