Airbus managers at Broughton’s ‘sister’ site in Filton give scruffy staff a dressing down
A ‘row’ has allegedly broken out after Airbus managers at Broughton’s ‘sister’ site in Filton gave staff a dressing down for their casual appearance and spending too much time in the canteen.
Reuters report tensions are running high at the Bristol site just as Airbus embarks on a new reorganisation.
Workers at Filton were apparently angered when they received an internal memo which Reuters claims bosses accused some staff of slacking and wearing of “outlandish t-shirts”, shorts, football shirts and flip-flops they report.
The plant, which is just outside Bristol is home to the wing design for Airbus passenger jets and wing manufacturing for the A400M military transporter.
The memo, sent out by management tells the 4000 workers at Filton;
“Clearly we want to portray a professional image at all times but it appears that for some employees Fridays have become like the day before the start of the school holidays,”
The memo also has a dig at staff who head to the canteen within minutes of arriving for work, stay in there too long and bog off home as early as 11 am on Fridays.
Four workers have been dismissed, or “exited,” for failing to work allotted hours, according to the memo, seen by Reuters.
A spokesman for Britain’s largest union, Unite, said the memo had caused protests from staff, which had now been resolved.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”blue” style=”double”][vc_column_text]This article has been amended after Deeside.com received an anonymous complaint about a composite ‘tongue in cheek’ image we produced to accompany the story.
[miptheme_quote author=”Anonymous complaint” style=”boxquote text-left”]Do you realise that the picture is not real, it is a picture taken from google images “redneck” cut into a airbus sign. your article gives a poor impression of airbus employees and an apology should be issued.[/miptheme_quote]
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