23/Jul/2014 - Last News Update: 11:55

Liverpool Coastguard staff strike over closure plans

Category: England

Published: 9th Jun 2012 09:42:22

Liverpool coastguards will walk out on strike later in protest at plans to close the station in Crosby.

Day shift staff are taking action between 11:00 and 12:00 BST. The night shift workers walked out on Friday.

The station is one of eight Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) centres which will shut as part of a government reorganisation of the service.

It is thought 20 jobs will go at the Crosby centre as a result of its closure.

Liverpool Coastguard covers waters from the Point of Ayr on the Dee Estuary through Merseyside, Morecambe and South Cumbria and up to the Mull of Galloway.

It also covers some of the Irish Sea, up to the halfway point between the Isle of Man and Ireland.

Source:
BBC News External Link Show Citation

Latest News

Harvard Citation

BBC News, 2012. Liverpool Coastguard staff strike over closure plans [Online] (Updated 9th Jun 2012)
Available at: http://www.ukwirednews.com/news/1433610/Liverpool-Coastguard-staff-strike-over-closure-plans [Accessed 23rd Jul 2014]

News In Other Categories

  • Dublin's homeless charity says demand for services up 25%

    A charity that helps people who are homeless or at risk has said there has been a 25% increase in the numbers using its services.
  • Danny Cipriani: Sale and England fly-half 'happy to stay' with Sharks

    England fly-half Danny Cipriani is open to extending his contract with Sale.
  • Bristol Academy extends reach overseas with first foreign students

    With the doors to its brand new £1million training centre officially open, one of the UK's leading apprentice training providers, Bristol based S&B Automotive Academy, is showcasing its world-class facilities by launching a series of foreign student exchanges for the first time in its 41-year history. To get a flavour of what life is like as an apprentice in the UK, the Academy hosted 16 apprentice engineers and bus drivers from the G9 Automotive College in Hamburg, Germany, as part of a Europe-wide vocational training initiative called the ‘Leonardo Programme’ with support from the European Social Fund. In a reciprocal arrangement, S&B will be sending nine apprentices to Germany during February 2012 so that they can get an appreciation of life in the automotive industry on the Continent. A further three German exchange groups are being planned for next year. Designed to assist the development of vocational skills and training across Europe, including work placements for trainees, the Leonardo Programme has a budget of €1.75bn, which is helping to encourage UK organisations to work with their counterparts abroad. In what is expected to be another challenging year for employers in the UK automotive sector, S&B’s Chief Executive, Jon Winter, claims that the exchange initiative will bring many benefits to the Academy and its apprentices: “In a world of global automotive brands, it’s important for our learners to understand the international context of the industry they have chosen to make their career. This new exchange programme will enable apprentices and Academy staff alike to achieve a better understanding of the challenges and opportunities within the automotive arena in Europe. With the Academy’s influence also extending to the USA and Asia, there’s every possibility that this initiative could move further afield in the future.” Continued Winter: “The need for skilled technicians across the world is on the increase and we actively encourage our apprentices to look at broader horizons during their training. Many of them have already learned the phrase ‘Vorsprung durch Gelehrtheit’, quite simply, ‘Advancement through learning.” In the 2010/11 academic year, S&B doubled the number of successful Apprenticeships over the previous year with some 350 apprentices graduating from the Academy. At the same time, achievement levels reached an all-time high with an overall success rate of 85%. For those learners on the Advanced Apprenticeship three-year programme, success rates were even higher, at over 98%. PHOTO CAPTION: As part of their exchange visit, S&B Automotive Academy arranged for the German apprentices to visit Hampshire bus operator, Bluestar, at its Barton Park depot. The students are pictured with S&B’s Andy West (3rd right) and Steve Prewett, Bluestar’s Area Engineering Manager (2nd right). Ends http://www.sandbaa.com
  • NHS 'should work more closely with hospices'

    Hospices could play a greater role in end-of-life care and stop hospitals being the "default option", says former Tory party leader Lord Howard.
  • Disability benefits system flaws 'grave', MPs warn

    The UK's disability benefits system requires a "fundamental redesign" because flaws in the process are so "grave", a report by MPs has said.
  • Sir Anthony Hopkins to star in TV remake of Westworld

    Oscar-winning actor Sir Anthony Hopkins has been cast in a television remake of the 1970s sci-fi film, Westworld.