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Jobs Reprieve at Falmouth Docks

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7:02am 15th October 2013

Job cuts at Falmouth docks are put on hold - for now.

A&P has secured two new projects.

Last month it started a consultation with almost eighty staff, with around half already gone.

But bosses warn there will still be a weekly review.

Last week A&P successfully secured contracts to carry out work to the tug MTS Victory, already in dock, and a tight 10-day refit of the bulker CSL Argosy, due in Falmouth on 20 October, which with already won work including HMS Mersey is expected to keep the current workforce fully utilised until the end of October.

A&P managing director Peter Child said: "This is good news but unfortunately only a postponement at this stage and while no further compulsory redundancies will be confirmed for the coming week, this will be reviewed weekly.

"We still face a tough 18 months and the future order book has not got enough work for our current workforce, although as evidence by these two project wins we are chasing all possible work hard."

Mr Child said the fundamental issues which led to the company announcing the restructure remained the same.

MOD work is important for A&P Falmouth, accounting for more than 50% of the yard's business in recent years and is worth £300m over ten years to 2018. However, having recently completed a multi-million pound refit of Royal Fleet Auxiliary Argus which had employed 200 staff for six months, the next major refit is not scheduled until April 2015.

The company has been pushing for action on controversial plans to dredge Falmouth harbour, allowing bigger ships to dock.

Environmentalists warn it risks damaging rare species.

7:02am 15th October 2013

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