Jobs saved at construction equipment manufacturer after workers agree to changes in working patterns

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Up to 100 shop floor jobs have been saved at a well-known construction equipment manufacturer after employees agreed to a cost-cutting plan that involves them working shorter hours, a recent news report has been able to reveal.

Digging equipment manufacturers JCV announced plans to cut 290 jobs earlier this month due to slowdown in global markets. However, following consultations between JCB and the GMB union, the number of planned redundancies was reduced to 235, with members also agreeing to work shorter hours (reduced from 39 to 34) for the next three months until the end of February.

Graeme Macdonald, JCB Chief Executive, added: “JCB and the GMB were determined to do everything possible to avoid compulsory redundancies through a combination of voluntary redundancies, early retirements and flexible working. It highlights a great team spirit at JCB and also means we can retain some vitally important skills.”

Tensor’s Time and Attendance system – the perfect solution for managing changes in working patterns

Managing and adjusting the employees’ working hours can prove to be difficult at times, especially when a fairly large number of people are involved, but Tensor Plc’s comprehensive WinTA Enterprise.NET suite will make everything a lot easier, while also enabling companies to actually save money, by making their HR departments a lot more efficient.

WinTA Enterprise.NET is a complete smart card time and attendance system including European Working Time Directive checking and reporting, providing total control over working rules, Access Control, Job Costing and System Security.

Our advanced time and attendance solution can hold details for up to 2000 employees, including a photograph of each person, and allows the operators to easily search for the details of a particular employee, including their annualized hours. Furthermore, the WinTA Enterprise.NET will store information on up to 1000 production or department jobs, with employees booking time against these jobs via their smart cards or key fobs.

Additional very important features worth mentioning include the payroll and absence summary functions, shift swapping support, shift premiums, secondary pay bands support and auto clockout, meaning that employees will be automatically clocked out at a specific time.

If you want to find out more about Tensor’s WinTA Enterprise.NET suite, our dedicated product team is ready to answer all of your questions.

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