Carillion collapse: FM jobs saved but construction workers laid off, official receiver confirms

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Over 4,400 Carillion employees have had their jobs secured after arrangements were finalised to transfer prison facilities management and defence bases catering and cleaning contracts to new providers, the official receiver has confirmed

However, 59 employees working on “paused” Carillion construction projects will be made redundant this week, the official receiver added.

A spokesperson for the official receiver said the 4,418 jobs safeguarded in FM and cleaning bring the total saved to 6,668, meaning ongoing employment has been ensured for over a third of Carillion’s workforce.

So far, 989 staff have been made redundant.

“There is a lot of interest from potential purchasers in the contracts the company delivered which will see the number of jobs safeguarded continue to increase,” the spokesperson said.

“Those who have lost their jobs will be able to find support through Jobcentre Plus’ Rapid Response Service and are also entitled to make a claim for statutory redundancy payments.

“Most employees who have transferred so far have done so on existing or similar terms and I will continue to facilitate this wherever possible as we work to find new providers for Carillion’s other contracts.”

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