Birmingham haulier folds: 80 jobs lost
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WALKER BROTHERS, a Birmingham general haulier, is based at Hockley and has a redundant.
The 711-year-old company is based at Ilockley„ind has a large Cadburys contract, but a receiver has been called in.
Walker was Birmingham's biggest haulier.
The first most of the management of the company knew of the closure was last Friday evening when lorries were impounded as they returned from their day's deliveries.
Transport and General Workers' Union sources blame the closure on cutthroat competition and Suet'eSSIVe Governmer its. policies or encouraging industry to move from the West Midlands to other harder-hit parts of the country.