Clydeside yard cuts 100 jobs

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NEARLY 100 workers are to be made redundant tomorrow at the Kvaerner Govan shipyard on the Clyde.

An announcement yesterday dashed hopes that all the Govan jobs would be saved by last month's takeover of the Glasgow yard by Marconi Electronic Systems.

A spokesman for the yard said: "After reviewing the manning requirements with the future owners of the yard, 97 employees are to be made redundant with effect from Friday." About 240 compulsory redundancies had been due to take effect in mid-July just before the yard closed for its summer break but the threat appeared to have been lifted when Marconi agreed to buy the yard from Kvaerner, a Norwegian company.