British corporation sacks workers, bankrolls Conservatives


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From the Uttoxeter Advertiser in England:

‘DISGUST’ OVER TORY DONATION

by JAMES BRINDLE

DIGGER giant JCB and its chairman have been attacked for ʻshowing incredible disrespectʼ for its workers after it was revealed it made a six-figure donation to the Tory party before announcing hundreds of redundancies.

The Rocester-based firm made a donation of £130,000 to the Conservative Party in September, the 13th largest of all donations given to political parties in the third quarter of 2009.

This was also more than six-times the £20,000 the company donated in the second quarter of the year. In total JCB has donated £200,000 to the Conservative Party so far this year.

JCB Chairman Sir Anthony Bamford also donated £50,000 personally to the Tories during the third quarter. He has donated a total of £71,250 of his personal fortune to the Tories so far this year.

The figures have been published by the Electoral Commission less than a week after the digger firm announced it was seeking to cut 196 workers from numerous factories, including its Rocester headquarters.

A 90-day consultation is now under way at the company with the reason for the job losses being given by the firm as a response to the fact ‘an upturn in demand for our products has yet to materialise’.

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