The Mail on Sunday
700 posts might be saved at Jarvis
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.