Bookmark and Share
05/09/2001

Fears grow for Calcast job losses

Union leaders fear that almost 100 jobs could be lost at Montupet-owned engineering firm Calcast Ltd at the firm’s Londonderry factory.

Originally known as Transtec, the Campsie-based company had been placed in receivership when the French car components firm stepped in to save it in October of last year.

The deal, which also included the close involvement of the Ford Motor Company, saw Montupet iterate its commitment to a programme of both investment and input in the factory.

The move also meant the 300-strong workforce at Calcast swelled the overall numbers of people employed in the province by Montupet to almost 1,200.

However, it is thought the threatened job losses could be connected with the company’s slowing rate of profitability, following heavy investment by Montupet in three new product lines.

Established in France in 1894, Montupet has grown to become one of the leading manufacturers of aluminium casting for the automobile industry, specialising in the design and production of cylinder heads, engine blocks, rims and structure parts. (CL)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

18 November 2016
First Minister Refuses To Support Calls For UDA Leader To Step Down
First Minister Arlene Foster has refused to support calls for UDA leader Dee Stitt to step down as chief executive of Charter NI. On Wednesday, deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness called for Mr Stitt to reconsider his position in light of the reputational damage being done to worthwhile Social Investment projects.
09 November 2007
Ards Job Losses May Only Be Start: MLA
The possible knock-on effect of imminent job losses at a County Down yarn and fibre manufacturer is causing more widespread concerns – as a member of the Assembly’s Enterprise, Trade and Investment Committee has pointed out.
17 November 2016
Software Firm To Create 15 New Jobs In Belfast
Software firm Anaeko has announced it is to create 15 news jobs in Belfast. The new posts will be a combination of engineers, developers, systems architects and senior managers with average salaries of £44,000. Economy Minister Simon Hamilton MLA welcomed the announcement.
02 August 2017
Kainos Announces Major Investment
A provider of Digital Services and Digital Platforms is to develop new software to transform the way healthcare is delivered through the use of mobile technology. Kainos has announced the multi-million pound Research and Development (R&D) investment, which includes £3.
09 December 2013
Community Projects Receive £1.1m
A total of 16 community groups across Belfast have received total funding of just over £1.1m from City Council. The funding boost is being delivered through the £5m Local Investment Fund (LIF), which is part of the council's wider Investment Programme for the city. The move brings the overall amount allocated through the fund to over £2.
16 May 2013
£1.25m For Belfast Community Projects
20 community regeneration projects across Belfast have received funding totalling £1.25m from the City Council. The funding is part of £5m set aside for the Local Investment Fund (LIF). Just under £1.3m is earmarked each to the North, South, East and West of the city and a further £490,000 allocated for the Shankill area.
26 October 2016
Minister Confirms 'Constructive' Meeting With Union Over Potential Job Losses
Economy Minister Simon Hamiltion confirmed he had a "useful and constructive meeting" with members of union Unite over possible job losses at aerospace firm Bombardier. Recently the company announced it is to cut its UK workforce by 7,500.
07 October 2016
Concerns Raised Over UTV Job Losses
Over 40 jobs are at risk at broadcaster UTV. ITV bought the firm last year and around a quarter of the jobs are under threat. Sinn Féin MLA Máirtín Ó Muilleor said: "The news that over 40 jobs in UTV are at risk is a blow to the local economy and indeed the independence of the local media sector.
31 May 2016
Technology Firm To Axe 70 Jobs In L'Derry
Seventy jobs are to be axed from a technology firm in Co L'Derry. Seagate, designers and manufacturers of hard drive storage devices, said the job losses were due to the firm "undertaking a number of actions to better position the company for success and growth and to respond to new demand levels".
05 March 2015
Discussions To Be Held Over 200 Job Losses At Ageas
Political representatives and Invest NI are told to hold a meeting with the management of Ageas Belfast today, Thursday, following the announcement of over 200 job losses. The firm plans to close its call centre at Springvale Business Parkm and a 90-day redundancy consultation period has began.
07 March 2012
Talks To Resume Over UU Job Cuts
Talks are set to take place today with University of Ulster (UU) staff in regard to proposed job cuts. The university previously announced that up to 200 posts could be made redundant as part of a rolling programme of job losses over the next four years.
09 February 2012
Halifax Staff Fear Job Losses
Staff at a Building society are facing their fears that 80 jobs could be taken away from Belfast if a restructuring programme goes ahead. Halifax has revealed that a restructuring of its services could see 80 jobs in its Retail Mortgage and Private Banking section relocated.
17 April 2009
Protests Held Over Job Losses
About 200 people have taken part in a rally in Belfast to support those who have lost their jobs as a result of the recession. The protest was over some 2,000 recent job losses in Northern Ireland's manufacturing industry - including that at Newtownabbey's Nortel.
18 December 2008
Employment Boost At NI Job Centres As Hundreds Sign On
While as many as 130 new civil service jobs are to be created next year in NI, this isn't necessarily good news overall, as the positions are in local job centres. The Employment Minister Sir Reg Empey (pictured) said this week that they were being created to deal with the increasing number of people looking for work.
15 July 2005
Doherty calls for economic aid package after Adria job losses
West Tyrone Sinn Féin MP Pat Doherty has called on the Secretary of State Peter Hain to respond to economic aid package calls after 185 job losses were announced at the Adria textile factory in Strabane.