59 more construction jobs lost in Carillion collapse

Fifty-nine more people working on Carillion’s paused projects were made redundant today, bringing the running total of construction job losses to 989.

At the same time, 4,418 staff working in prison facilities management, defence-base catering and cleaning contracts have been transferred to new contract holders.

The latest update from the Official Receiver takes the total number of Carillion jobs that have been saved since the company’s failure last month to 6,668, more than a third of its 19,500-strong workforce.

But just under 12,000 former UK Carillion staff still await news of their fate.

The receiver said there was a "lot of interest" from companies keen to take on more of the collapsed company’s public and private sector work.

"Arrangements have now been finalised to transfer prison facilities management and defence bases catering and cleaning contracts to new providers and as a result we have been able to safeguard employment for a further 4,418 employees," the receiver said.

"Ongoing employment has been confirmed for more than a third of Carillion’s workforce so far as part of the liquidation.

"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.

"The process to find new suppliers to deliver Carillion’s contracts continues. I am continuing to engage with staff, elected employee representatives and unions to keep them informed as these arrangements are confirmed."

Image: Just under 12,000 former UK Carillion staff still await news of their fate (Carillion)

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  1. I live in Adelaide Australia but know that the Building Industry is always uncertain for its employees. However, Management of Companies have a huge responsibly to the health and wealth of its employees and not only to themselves.

    The current matters need to be fully researched as change for this industry is certainly now needed. The employees are humans and nothing else, and above all they need support during this unfortunate situation as matters of their situation will impact upon them and their families.

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