Joe Cullinane

Scottish Labour Councillor for Kilwinning

i-Tek Engineering Appoint AdmInistrators

Joe is dismayed with the news that i-Tek Engineering, based at the Riverside Business Park in Irvine, have appointed BDO as administrators.

10 people are employed at the firm who, until the crash in the Oil and Gas sector, were turning over around £750,000 a year.

The news at i-Tek comes after job losses at HOWCO, Clydeport and the impending closures at Red Cross House, AMP Control and Hazeldene Horticulture.

Joe has been campaigning against the loss of local jobs and has called for radical change, including a proper industrial strategy and for redundant workers to be given the right to buy out their firm and create a workers co-operative.

Commenting on the issue Joe said;

"The news that I-Tek have appointed BDO as administrators is yet another blow to the local economy. It will be a particularly worrying period for the 10 employees and their families."

"Our local economy is losing far too many jobs at the moment. Over 600 across the area with losses at HOWCO and Clydeport and the impending closures of Red Cross House, AMP Control and Hazeldene Horticulture."

"I have said things need to change and have set out ways in which it can. I am more determined than ever to stand up for our area and stem the tide of pain that is being inflicted on our communities. I want to defend jobs and services and fight for the sort of radical change, through the redistribution of wealth and power and a proper industrial strategy, that our area needs."

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