The Mail on Sunday

700 posts might be saved at Jarvis

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THE administra­tor to rail maintenanc­e and services company Jarvis, which collapsed last month, is confident it can save 700 jobs, including those of workers at the British Antarctic Survey.

Accountant Deloitte, which last week cut 1,100 jobs, mainly in the rail engineerin­g and maintenanc­e business, believes it can sell the firm’s accommodat­ion services division.

This has 24 contracts to help run schools, hospitals and even the bases at the British Antarctic Survey, and is profitable, with a turnover last year of £42 million and operating profits of £1.4 million.

Deloitte partner Phil Bowers said: ‘We have received significan­t interest in the division and are working with all the stakeholde­rs to seek to reach solutions on all contracts.’

Bob Crow, general secretary of the RMT union, has written to the Government, asking it to intervene to protect the rail workers. ‘There is still time to act,’ he said.

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