Anger at Warburtons’ factory closure proposals

first_imgThe Bakers Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) said workers at Warburtons’ Blackpool factory were “shocked” and “angry” after the company announced proposals to close the site with the potential loss of 71 jobs.A 90-day consultation period to close the factory on Brinwell Road will start on 27 September with Warburtons citing the “continued challenging economic environment and changing demands on our business”.“The proposed changes are designed to make our manufacturing operations more efficient, which will help us better meet the demands of our customers and consumers across the UK,” said chairman Jonathan Warburton.Geoff Atkinson, the BFAWU’s regional organising secretary, told British Baker. “The announcement came as a shock to me and the guys and the shop floor and at this point our members are very angry. We will be putting forward ways of keeping the site open during when we sit with management during the consultation.Suggestions include producing smaller pack sizes, going down to one shift and selling the business as a going concern.”If Warburtons goes through with the plans, the factory would probably close in January 2013.In other news, the BFAWU is recommending to its members a new national two-year pay deal from Warburtons of a 2.4% pay increase for this year and next.Its members had rejected a previous offer of a 2.4% rise plus changes to their terms and conditions. Atkinson said that Warburtons had now dropped the proposals to change terms and conditions, which was why the Union was recommending the deal.last_img read more

Why Chinese buyers are looking for property in these Gold Coast suburbs

first_img*Convenient location*Low maintenance*Small yard*New house*Close to schools TOP QUEENSLAND SUBURBS FOR CHINESE BUYERS 1. St Lucia2. Indooroopilly3. South Brisbane4. Sunnybank5. Cairns6. Benowa7. Carindale8. Toowong9. Southport10. Calamvale(Source: realestate.com.au, based on online property searches in 2018) MORE NEWS: Live on the Edge “Some of those investors may turn to Brisbane, the Gold Coast, and other parts of Queensland as a natural alternative,” Ms Law said. “Chinese students who turn away from US schools and universities may choose Queensland instead. “Since a lot of the Chinese real estate buying in Queensland is related to housing students, that would have big spill-over effects on local real estate investment.”According to latest realestate.com.au data, Benowa and Southport were among the top 10 Queensland suburbs Chinese buyers were searching for property.Ray White Broadbeach agent Sam Guo said there were a number of reasons these two suburbs were more popular than others. Benowa is also a popular suburb among Chinese buyers.“I think the prices are more affordable and the facilities like schools (are appealing),” he said.The Southport School, St Hilda’s School and Benowa State High School were ones Mr Guo said were highly regarded by Chinese buyers.“Also, it’s easy at Southport for them to have the public transport for their kids to go to Griffith University,” he said.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa13 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days ago“Those are the main reasons.”Amir Mian Prestige Property agent Nick Zhang said proximity to schools was one of their number one priorities.“Chinese buyers think about sending their children to good schools,” he said.“Southport has got China Town and the transport is very convenient as well.”He said Hope Island was also a popular Coast suburb among Chinese buyers as it was Foreign Investment Review Board approved. Southport is one of the most popular Gold Coast suburbs among Chinese buyers.Juwai.com chief executive Carrie Law said there were a number of reasons Chinese would buy in Brisbane and surrounding areas like the Gold Coast this year.This included strong growth in Chinese wealth, the appeal of solid markets, a lack of other investment opportunities and a possible shift in investment from the US due to the trade war. Ms Law said the trade war was making some Chinese investors increasingly nervous about buying real estate in the US.MORE NEWS: Strong sales start the year right WHAT CHINESE BUYERS WANT The Gold Coast is expected to benefit from an influx of Chinese buyers heading to the sunshine state for property.THE Gold Coast is tipped to benefit from an influx of cashed-up Chinese buyers turning to Queensland for property.Foreign families are buying houses to accommodate the unprecedented number of children studying in Queensland on international student visas.Ahead of the Chinese New Year officially starting next week, buyers have been in the market for big homes close to good schools.And the number of Chinese buyers looking to the sunshine state is set to grow as investors become increasingly nervous about buying real estate in America.New figures from Chinese property portal Juwai.com reveal more than 33,000 mainland Chinese and Hong Kong students were studying in Queensland in 2018 — up from about 21,000 in 2015.last_img read more

Jerry D. Casey

first_imgJerry D. Casey, 81, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Saturday, October 22, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, IN.He was born June 28, 1935 in Wilmington, IN, son of the late Elmo Eugene Casey and Jennie Skidmore Casey.Jerry worked in transportation for Fernald, retiring after over 42 years of service. He loved to refinish furniture and took great pride in doing a thorough job including bottoms of furniture. In his younger years he loved to fish. He enjoyed watching sports and gardening. He especially liked growing tomatoes. He was an animal lover, both cats and dogs. Jerry was a jokester and had a dry sense of humor. You knew he liked you whenever he gave you a “hard time.” He loved time spent with his family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He will be missed by all.Surviving are his loving wife of 60 years, Nancy Burlage Casey of Aurora, IN; children, Dena (Rick) Cochran of Rising Sun, Jerry (Jeanne) Casey of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Lyle Cochran, Ashley (Shane) Cochran Turner, Tim Black and Lisa Black; great grandchildren, Peyton & Lane Turner and Amari & Jayden Joyner. He was preceded in death by parents, Elmo Eugene Casey and Jennie Skidmore Casey, and brother, Richard Casey.Friends will be received Tuesday, October 25, 2016, 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Funeral Home, Wednesday at 11:00 am.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana .Contributions may be made to the Aurora Life Squad or Aurora Fire Department. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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