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03Feb94 UK: PILKINGTON AXES 195 MORE JOBS.

Glass giant Pilkington is axing another 195 workers as part of a company-wide cost-cutting drive.The job losses will be phased in at the firm's St Helens headquarters during the next 12 months.The redundancies come on top of 180 job cuts last month when the firm mothballed another plant in St Helens.Spokesman Tony Cove said: 'It's a general reorganisation of the workforce and reducing costs as much as possible.'The recession is still there in the construction industry.'In December Pilkington declared a doubling of pre-tax profits to £30.5 million for the first half of 1993. The firm also promised to cut its debts by £200 million within the next two years.Pilkington's total UK workforce is now 13,000. CONSTRUCTION NEWS