HOURS CUT AT MITEL
Caldicot's largest employer, responded to cashflow problems by cutting
the hours of its workforce by ten per cent. The cuts, which will initially
be in force for three months, apply to the 600 workers at Caldicot and
to those in its other plants around the world. Some workers at Caldicot
criticised the decision, pointing out that, only days before, Mitel had
announced that it would be sponsoring the Wales Open golf tournament at
Celtic Manor. Celtic Manor is owned by Terry Matthew's, who is also part-owner
PAPER MILL PLANS
St Regis Ltd has applied for planning
permission to build a waste paper recycling plant next to its paper mill
at Sudbrook. The company reported that the new plant will not create any
more jobs but would make the existing mill more competitive, thus helping
to secure the jobs of existing employees. The proposal has been opposed
by Portskewett Community Council on the grounds that it would lead to
unacceptable increases in noise and traffic.
BY ROYAL COMMAND
Caldicot Male Voice Choir performed
in front of the Queen at Buckingham Palace during the Jubilee celebrations.
Their songs included Llef (a Welsh hymn) and When the Saints Go Marching
In. Television pictures of their performance were broadcast to crowds
in the Mall and to audiences across the world.
ALL SMILES AT
St Mary's Primary School, Caldicot,
which hit the national headlines when its headteacher was prosecuted and
finally acquitted on charges of assault against a pupil, has received
a good report from school inspectors.
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