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Carillion jobs saved in the FM sector

Ongoing employment has been confirmed for more than a third of Carillion’s workforce so far as part of the liquidation, according to the latest Carillion update from the Official receiver.

A spokesperson for the Official Receiver said: “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.

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

“Employment could not be secured for a further 59 employees working on paused construction projects and regrettably they will leave the business later this week. 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.

“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.”

On 5 February 2018, the Official Receiver confirmed it had safeguarded 1,221 jobs connected to the delivery of both public and private contracts and covered services for a city council, as well as a range of facilities management services.

Almost a month on since Carillion announced its decision to initiate insolvency 6,668 jobs (mainly in FM) have been saved and 989 jobs (mostly Carillion construction and back office staff) have been made redundant through the liquidation. More than 11,000 Carillion employees are still waiting to learn of their fate.

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