HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD MEDIACITYUK TO CUT SECURITY
 

Star date: 15th May 2012

A Salford Star Exclusive

PEEL HOLDINGS TO AXE SECURITY JOBS AT MEDIA CITY

Peel Holdings is to cut security staff at MediaCityUK with a possible loss of up to 20% of jobs, the Salford Star understands. Peel has a security contract with G4S and has informed the company that it is revising its security levels.

This comes in the wake of recent national media attention over perceived crime levels around Salford Quays, where BBC workers were told via e-mail that Salford was "a different kettle of fish" to their London HQ and were offered personal security guards to their cars and trams.

Full story here…


Security Job At Media City? MediaCityUK Security Job At Media City?
click image to enlarge

It was always a bit of a joke that the only jobs for Salford people at Media City would be doing security. Now it looks like even that option is totally dwindling. Today, security staff working for G4S which has the contract for guarding the Salford Quays site, were informed that Peel Holdings is revising its security levels with a probable loss of jobs.

The GMB trade union, which represents G4S workers at Media City, told the Salford Star that consultation on job losses begins tonight.

"G4S has had instructions from its customer at Media City to proceed with revised security levels" said Jackie French GMB trade union officer "This is following on from an internal review. G4S has made GMB trade union aware that these changes are to take affect from 1st July and G4S intends to re-deploy as many officers as possible to avoid redundancies. The consultation process will begin this evening and GMB reps will be in attendance."

No official figure of job losses has been announced yet but the Salford Star understands that it could be up to 20% of staff or around 15 jobs including a recruitment freeze. Ironically, there are 15 Salford people employed by G4S at Media City (see here).

One worker told us: "The staff are shocked and concerned; they thought they would have been on the site a lot longer than they were and cannot understand why not. Staff have got families and homes to worry about."

Security issues at Media City recently made national headlines when an e-mail to new BBC staff was leaked which stated that Salford was "a different kettle of fish" to their London HQ, and some BBC employees were offered personal security guards to their cars and trams.

We asked Peel Media, the Pel Holdings subsidiary which runs the MediaCityUK, for a statement but were informed that "We don't have any comment/statement on this".

The BBC told us that it never comments on security matters. G4S stated that "it would not be appropriate for us to comment on any of our customer's current or future security arrangements. Any specifics concerning Media City should be directed to them". And a spokesperson for Salford Council added "This isn't an issue for us to comment on. The security/staffing arrangements at MediaCityUK are a matter for them".

Update: 16th May 2012

The Salford Star can now confirm that there will be the equivalent of 14 jobs lost in security at MediaCityUK plus one downgraded post, as Peel Media looks for a reduction of 484 hours in its contract with G4S Secure Solutions.

An e-mail from G4S to its Media City employees states that the changes will come in on July 1st this year and “will result in a reduction in the staffing requirement and will consequently have a direct impact on all employees who are currently employed on this site…as a consequence of the reduction in positions at this site, your job role is ‘At Risk’ of redundancy.”

Staff are being consulted over the next month about the redundancies. The full list of job cuts are…

Removal of CCTV Supervisor role @ 168 hours per week
Reduction in Security Officer requirement @ 222 hours per week
Reduction in Permit Office requirement @ 44 hours per week
Removal of Snr Supervisor deployment at PML Offices @ 50 hours per week
Senior Supervisor role replaced with the position of Duty Manager which will have a specific and revised Job Description.

Based on a 35 hour week this adds up to around 14 full time jobs plus one job downgraded.

Winston Smith wrote
at 16:25:21 on 17 May 2012
..but the good news is: with less security in The Gated Community, the Socialist Party will stand a better chance of distributing their leaflets there :)
 
Mark Armstrong wrote
at 10:56:20 on 17 May 2012
Wow that will reduce the number of jobs created for residents of salford to around 10. Why dont they call it white elephant city as it would be more appropriate.
 
Nachtschlepper wrote
at 19:36:18 on 16 May 2012
Monkey, are you one of Merry's minions? You certainly seem to be, the story surrounding the email broke last month, not last year. Furthermore no time of day was mentioned, only that guards would be available to escort staff to tram/bus stops.
 
wrote
at 19:36:04 on 16 May 2012
Has anyone ever been to BBC Television Center in London as trust me I feel safer in Salford. I think it was last week, but the BBC released data saying that crime was down on staff members as moving to Salford has brought the levels down. And the Beeb have the nerve to say that the folk in Salford are a "Different Kettle of Fish".
 
Irwell Running Through Me wrote
at 11:49:04 on 16 May 2012
Talk about passing the buck! Suddenly nobody knows anything and John Merry, such a vociferous supporter of all things Peel, has suddenly gone quiet. Perhaps he is in Middle Earth, fighting Orcs or something. I mean, c'mon, he has got a look of a Baggins hasn't he!
 
Salford Monkey wrote
at 11:48:01 on 16 May 2012
The email that you keep referring to was, as has been reported, from last year, and referred to when the site was still partly under construction, and was only for arrangements for broadcast staff who were there late at night. Mountain/molehill.
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star CD
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: ARTISTS TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN CONTROVERSIAL URBAN SPLASH SALFORD DEVELOPMENT
Good to see him back,don't know what we would do without him.Like I said before, the best way of dealing with the upside down hous... [more]
article: SALFORD PHOTO ARCHIVE GIVEAWAY
Hi to Alan Smith, When did you live in Pine Street?? My GF - Frederick Reeves lived @ 11 Pine Street from about 1949 until his ... [more]
article: ARTISTS TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN CONTROVERSIAL URBAN SPLASH SALFORD DEVELOPMENT
Bob the Regular, as time goes on I agree with you more and more. And as I agree with you more and more you remind me of a Humphrey... [more]
article: SWINTON PROTESTS BRING SALFORD COUNCIL AND BELLWAY HOMES TO NEGOTIATING TABLE
241 houses . That's got to be a bare minimum of 5 years build . Probably longer. All that time to have your life disrupted by nois... [more]
article: SWINTON PROTESTS BRING SALFORD COUNCIL AND BELLWAY HOMES TO NEGOTIATING TABLE
Unfotunateley under the Residential roads and footpath standards any developement of 300 dwellings or less needs only one access r... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SWINTON PROTESTS BRING SALFORD COUNCIL AND BELLWAY HOMES TO NEGOTIATING TABLE

Star date: 17th October 2018

NEVER MIND THE BREXITS HERE'S SAVING OUR NEIGHBOURHOOD!

As Theresa May was locked in Brexit talks in Brussels, this morning Salford City Council, Bellway Homes and Swinton residents' Saving Our Neighbourhood group were meeting to try and resolve horrendous problems around the Campbell Road natural green space, where the developer is attempting to build 241 houses.

The Council and Bellway have been brought to the table after constant protests by residents..."I think that's the only way we're going to get anywhere" said Barry Woodling of Saving Our Neighbourhood as residents demonstrated yet again outside the Civic Centre.

Full details here...

SALFORD MP RAILS AGAINST GOVERNMENT AS FRACKING BEGINS IN FYLDE

Star date: 16th October 2018

REBECCA LONG-BAILEY SLATES 'GREEN GREAT BRITAIN' TORIES AS WESTWOOD DANCES ON CUADRILLA'S INJUNCTION LINE

Salford and Eccles MP, Rebecca Long-Bailey, slated the Tory Government in Parliament yesterday, pointing out "What a terrible irony it is that the first day of Green Great Britain Week is the day that fracking is due to commence..."

Today, Vivienne Westwood performed a break dance to Abba's Dancing Queen on Cuadrilla's 'draconian injunction line' outside the Preston New Road site in a dig at Theresa May's hopeless jig at the Tory conference and to stand up for the right to protest.

Full details here...

ARTISTS TAKE UP RESIDENCE IN CONTROVERSIAL URBAN SPLASH SALFORD DEVELOPMENT

Star date: 15th October 2018

ARTISTS TO CHALLENGE HOUSING POLICIES WHILE LIVING IN LUXURY HOUSE

'You can't even stop your car to take in the breathtaking sterilization of the place...'

Last week, artists moved into a stunning Urban Splash house in the new Springfield Lane development as part of a year-long project called Tenancy in which they will explore 'what it's like to live in a city negotiating rapid change' and 'who is benefitting'.

The Springfield Lane development, being branded as in 'Manchester', has no affordable housing and avoided hundreds of thousands of pounds in planning fees. Can the artist project, actually sponsored by Tom Bloxham and Urban Splash, make a difference?

Full details here...

HUGE INTERNATIONAL FILIA WOMEN’S CONFERENCE COMES TO ECCLES

Star date: 14th October 2018

SALFORD STREET SUPPORT TO TALK AT LARGEST UK WOMEN'S RIGHTS CONFERENCE

FiLia 2018 Conference
Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st October
The Lighthouse, Eccles

The massive FiLiA international conference is to take place in Eccles next weekend, with women flying in from all over the world, including from Argentina and Palestine.

There's over two dozen sessions covering all feminist-related subjects, and from Salford, Angela Barratt of Salford and Manchester Street Support will be speaking on women and poverty, while Salford University lecturer, Suryia Nayak, will be giving an Introduction To Consciousness Raising.

Full details here...

COUNTESS WHO MURDERED 650 WOMEN ARRIVES AT EAGLE INN SALFORD

Star date: 14th October 2018

HUNGARIAN GOTHIC DRAMA BASED ON TRUE STORY OF MURDER AND VANITY

Countess
Monday 29th October 7pm and Tuesday 30th October 4pm and 7pm
Eagle Inn £10/£8

A truly gothic production of Countess arrives at the Eagle Inn on 29th and 30th October, based on the true story of Hungarian aristocrat, Elizabeth Bathory, who murdered 650 women for the sake of her vanity. This aims to get inside of her mind with a supernatural twist.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx