Carillon collapse raises job fears

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Construction giant Carillion is to go into liquidation, threatening thousands of jobs.

The decision came after talks between the company, its creditors and the government could not reach an agreement to save the united kingdom, the second largest construction company.

Chime got into trouble after losing money in big contracts and big debts.

Your failure means the government will have to provide the funds to maintain the public services run by Carillion.

“All employees should continue coming to work, you will continue to receive the payment. The staff who are dedicated to public sector contracts still have an important job to do,” said the government minister, David Lidington.

Carillion is involved in major projects such as the HS2 high-speed rail line, as well as the management of the schools and the prisons.

It is the second largest provider of maintenance services to the Rail Network, and is maintained 50,000 homes for the Ministry of Defence.
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Carillion chairman Philip Green said that it was “a very sad day” for the company’s workers, suppliers and customers.

The company has over 43,000 employees worldwide (20,000 in the uk. It is not clear yet how the staff affected.

Carillon also employs thousands of small businesses who will be very interested in knowing how they are affected by its collapse.

Some Chimes contracts will be assumed by other companies and some of them could be renationalised, according to the business editor of the BBC’s Simon Jack.

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MoD homes Maintains 50,000 homes for the Ministry of Defence

The school Manages over 900 buildings on the national level

Network Rail’s Second-largest provider of maintenance services

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Thousands of current and former members of the staff have the money in the Chimes of the pension funds, which have a deficiency of nearly £600.

The funds will now be administered by the Pension Protection Fund (PPF).

The PPF said that he was aware that the news of the settlement would be “raises serious concerns of all the people involved.”

“We want to reassure the members of Chime’s defined benefit pension scheme that your benefits are protected by the PPF.”

Shadow business secretary Rebecca Long-Bailey said Labour wanted a full inquiry into the government’s dealings with Chimes: “This company has issued three profit warnings in the last six months, however, despite the caveats concerning the benefits that the government continued to grant contracts to this company.”

She added that she does not want the government to take on the contracts that were loss making, while the sale of the profitable ones to other private companies.

Contingency plans for the failure of Carillon in operation:
Network Rail says rail services will run as normal because the Chime of the work of the Rail Network does not involve the day-to-day.
The County of Oxfordshire Council has taken over the services provided by Chime, including some of the school meals and cleaning. He said that the fire service was on standby to deliver meals in the school if necessary.

Chime has a great international business, including a huge construction project in Qatar related to the 2022 FIFA World Cup.

It is also a major supplier of construction services for the Canadian government.’Disastrous news’

Bernard Jenkin, the Conservative chairman of the house of Commons Public Administration Committee, said that the Chime of the collapse, “it really shakes the public confidence in the ability of the private sector for the provision of public services and infrastructure”.

He said that you need a change of “mentality” of the companies that do a lot of work for the taxpayer.

“You have to treat yourself so much more as a branch of the public service, not as a private company only to enrich the shareholders and the directors,” he said.

“Ironically, Whitehall tends to make contracts with companies that always makes the contracts, because that is what most insurance – that is the perception. A large number of small and medium-sized enterprises feel excluded.”

Mick Cash, general secretary of the Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union, said: “This is disastrous news for the workforce and the disastrous news for the transport and the public services in great Britain.

“RMT will be demanding urgent meetings with Network Rail and the train companies today with the aim of protecting our members’ jobs and pensions.”

Rehana Azam, national officer of the GMB union, said: “What is happening with Chime, however, again shows the dangers of allowing privatisation to run rampant in our schools, hospitals and prisons.”

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