Union Unite calls for reassurances over workers’ futures after Clays sale

PUBLISHED: 15:45 01 May 2018 | UPDATED: 15:45 01 May 2018

Bungay book printers, Clays Ltd.
PHOTO: Nick Butcher

Bungay book printers, Clays Ltd. PHOTO: Nick Butcher


A union has said job security is paramount at a book printer after the firm was bought by an Italian group.

Clays, based in Bungay, has been acquired by printing giant Elcograf and Unite has called for clarification over workers’ futures.

Unite regional officer Mark Walker said: “Clays is the heart of the local community in Bungay and Unite members are the heart of Clays.

“This is a highly skilled and loyal workforce that is understandably concerned about job security following today’s announcement.

“The future security of their jobs is Unite’s paramount concern, along with the future of the Bungay site. Our reps are today strongly making the case for guarantees that there will be no job losses.”

Unite represents 500 of the 700-strong workforce at the Popson Street site.

Clays, which has printed the Harry Potter series among other major titles, has said there will be no redundancies as a result of the sale.

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