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More Carillion construction and rail staff let go

Further Carillion construction and rail staff redundancies have been revealed as the contractor’s liquidation process continues.

The official receiver has confirmed 59 employees have been axed in the latest round of job cuts.

Construction News understands 38 of these are construction workers, with 17 coming from the contractor’s rail division.

The roles of those let go range from surveyors to administrator functions, CN has learned.

The official receiver has also announced a further 133 jobs have been saved at the failed contractor, taking the current total transferred to new suppliers to 11,000.

Last week it was revealed more than 300 rail staff had been made redundant as contracts transferred to new suppliers.

Among the companies to which Carillion employees have been moved is US engineering firm KBR, which has bought the failed contractor’s share of its defence joint venture Aspire Defence.

Aspire Defence is currently carrying out one of the largest PFI deals ever let by the Ministry of Defence: the Project Allenby / Connaught programme (PAC).

Carillion’s senior management team was transferred to KBR, while 93 per cent of Carillion’s JV staff have now become KBR employees.

Sir Vince Cable last week told CN that Chris Grayling should appear before a select committee over the decision to award Carillion the HS2 contract. 

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