Internal restructuring
United Kingdom
North East; Northumberland and Tyne and Wear; Tyneside
Location of affected unit(s)
Manufacture Of Basic Metal And Fabricated Metal Products
Manufacture Of Fabricated Metal Products, Except Machinery And Equipment
25.93 - Manufacture of wire products, chain and springs

126 jobs
Number of planned job losses
Job loss
Announcement Date
30 May 2011
Employment effect (start)
Foreseen end date


AEI Cables has announced plans to make 126 staff redundant. The company, due to difficult trading conditions, is halting the manufacture of house wiring cables. The 126 shop floor, office administration and sales jobs would go at its headquarters at Birtley. It will retain 200 other full-time employees. The company said it would co-operate with the GMB union in order to make the restructuring process as smooth as possible. However, the union had earlier stated it was considering legal action after claiming the firm refused to consult over redundancies.


  • 30 May 2011: BBC


Eurofound (2011), AEI Cables, Internal restructuring in United Kingdom, factsheet number 72063, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/72063.