Coronavirus fears hits production at JCB

JCB workers to go on shorter week amid fears coronavirus outbreak will cause component shortages

Virus fears: Workers at JCB are to go on a shorter week

Workers at JCB are to go on a shorter week because of cuts in production due to anticipated component shortages from Chinese suppliers affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

Overtime is being suspended at the heavy machinery group, and around 4,000 company and agency shop floor employees will start a shorter working week from Monday.

The measures will see the introduction of a 34-hour week until further notice, although employees will be paid for a 39-hour week and will bank the hours, working them back later in the year.


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