MPG situation still in flux
Friday, May 24, 2013
The situation at book and journal printer MPG Printgroup remains unresolved.
Zolfo Cooper has confirmed to PrintWeek that nobody from the company has, as of midday today (24 May), been appointed as administrator.
There has been no official statement from MPG.
Workers at the firm’s Bodmin and King’s Lynn plants were said to have been trying to help customers with work-in-progress, according to a source, even though staff at these facilities appear unlikely to receive their wages this month.
According to local reports the 60 staff at Bodmin were told not to come into work today.
At MPG’s Cambridge facility, workers are paid two weeks in arrears and two weeks in advance under an arrangement agreed with then-employer Cambridge University Press when it moved over to monthly pay, so staff there have already been paid for this month.