Spirax Sarco reduces its temporary workers
ONE of Cheltenham's leading companies has reduced its workforce by getting rid of around 50 temporary workers.
Spirax Sarco had taken on about 100 additional workers to help with its workload, but half of these workers have now moved on.
None of the workers, who were mostly in manual labour jobs, were on fixed-term contracts.
The company, which has two sites in the town, took on the workers through a recruitment agency to "meet a demand" and "catch up with a backlog". Adam Taylor, Spirax Sarco marketing manager, said: "We have probably gone from 100 temporary staff on site down to about 50.
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"We take on temporary staff as and when we need them to cope with peaks and troughs.
"We are not talking about redundancies, they were temporary workers taken on through a third party."
He added that it was "completely feasible" that more temporary workers could be needed in the future "depending on the order book."