Amazon unveils plans to shut three UK warehouses in move that’s set to hit 1,200 jobs
Amazon has unveiled plans to shut three UK warehouses, which will hit 1,200 jobs.
The company has launched consultations over the closure of sites in Hemel Hempstead, Doncaster, and Gourock in the west of Scotland.
All workers at the sites will be offered roles at other Amazon locations.
Jobs threat: Amazon has launched consultations over the closure of sites in Hemel Hempstead (pictured), Doncaster, and Gourock in the west of Scotland
The online technology giant also revealed plans for two giant warehouses in Peddimore in the West Midlands and Stockton-on-Tees in County Durham, which will create 2,500 jobs over the next three years.
An Amazon spokesman said: ‘All employees affected by site closure consultations will be offered the opportunity to transfer to other facilities.’
Steve Garelick, GMB union organiser, said: ‘This is a real kick in the teeth for Amazon staff who worked themselves into the ground during the festive rush.
Hard-up Amazon workers can’t suddenly be expected to up sticks and move to a different fulfilment centre which may be many miles away.’