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Union: Jobs still safe if company loses GM contract

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A notice has been filed with the state that layoffs could impact nearly 400 Michigan workers, but according to union members, jobs aren’t really at risk.

In a letter dated Jan. 31 and sent to Michigan’s Workforce Development Agency, food services company Compass Group announced 396 workers would be at risk of losing their jobs due to an account closure with General Motors.

Workers at locations in Warren, Belleville, Romulus, Ypsilanti, Waterford, Pontiac, Lake Orion, Swartz Creek, Grand Blanc, Burton and Lansing could be impacted.

“Based on the information available at this time, we believe this action will be permanent. Compass Group will cease operations at the location(s) noted above effective April 1, 2018,” the company said in the letter.

The job titles listed in the layoffs include:

  • Housekeeper: 29
  • Integrations Hourly: 10
  • Janitor: 357

But according to union officials TV5 spoke to, these layoffs likely won’t happen. They say that, under their union contract, If another food services company takes over the account, the current workers would be placed with that company, and retain their jobs.

>>Read the full letter here<<

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