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Saturday, 16 November 2013

Shipbuilding Positions available in Europe

As mentioned in a previous post we are now pleased to be able to help with finding good long term positions for experienced shipbuilders. Please go to the "Shipbuilding Jobs" pages of the Leith Shipyards website to find more details about these new positions now available.

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Sunday, 10 November 2013

Remembrance Day 2013

Poem by Geraldine Durrant titled Ypres

visit the Royal British Legion


Thursday, 7 November 2013

Jobs in Shipbuilding!

Well it looks like we beat the politicians squabbles by at least 24hrs, all there squawking and blame laying isn't going to help create one new job.
We hope to be in a position pretty soon through the job pages on the website to try and help workers who may want to move on to work in Europe or further afield or even help some of the guys who fear they may be laid off from the Clyde yards or from the closing down of shipbuilding at Portsmouth.
So keep checking here and the website pages on jobs in Shipbuilding for more info to come soon.

From a well know Leith Mural painted on the side of a building showing a scene from a shipyard of old in Leith


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Shipbuilding to cease in Portsmouth

Well BEA systems? have finally made a decision and part of this decision is that after more than 500 years of Naval Shipbuilding at Portsmouth they will no longer have the capability to build warships at Portsmouth some time in 2015
While this is devastating news for the guys who will lose there jobs the suits at BEA systems? are saying that along with the further loss of jobs on the Clyde (approx. 900) the two remaining yards on the Clyde will be used to build the Navy's future combat ships once design is finalised.
Again crazy to think that the U.K. is an island which imports around 80% of its needs and they no longer even have a shipbuilding capability to build a cargo vessel, this is politics and shipbuilding once more and this has to be one of the only industries there is where the harder and better you work the closer you are to losing your job.
Still they do build lots of ships in China now, perhaps Salmond can arrange for some of the lost jobs to be transferred?
The politics behind this decision are very suspect given the political climate in Scotland at the moment and of course it just happens to be another Tory government in power for now.
For more on this story see the BBC link

Philip Hammond told the Commons the job cuts were regrettable but inevitable (Spoken like a real politician?)

The following is a little bit of history about Shipbuilding on the River Clyde in Scotland