The UK Manufacturing Industries have been in steady decline since the 1960s even though the UK was the heartbeat of the industrial revolution and UK manufacturers were the envy of the world. Today you can walk through areas of the Black Country and find yourself surrounded by empty factories, ghost towns of the UK’s manufacturing past.
However, with the realisation by the powers that the decline of the UK manufacturing industry and the over-reliance on the service industries has helped contribute to the current financial climate there is renewed interest in supporting manufacturing companies which will provide jobs in manufacturing for the UK labour market.
The number of manufacturing jobs that have been lost in the last few years during the economic downturn have been large.
If you have lost your job in manufacturing, or think that you might soon lose your job, then make sure you are aware of your employment rights regarding redundancy and unfair dismissal.
If you feel you have not been treated legally, contact an employment law solicitor. Your case may go to an employment tribunal if you have not been dealt with correctly. Firms do not have the right to treat employees badly just because of tough economic times.