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Bombardier Crisis 'Must Never Happen Again'

Thursday, February 8, 2018

RISK TO BOMBARDIER JOBS 'MUST NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN' SAYS GMB

The rejection of Boeing's compliant wouldn't have happened without the GMB delegation that lobbied the European Commission.

GMB, the union for manufacturing workers, has reacted to the publication of the Northern Ireland Select Committee's report on the Bombardier trade dispute. [1]

Michael Mulholland, GMB Regional Organiser, said:

"The rejection of Boeing's compliant was a victory for Bombardier's workers.

"This wouldn't have happened without the GMB delegation that lobbied the European Commission and secured a robust response at the highest European level on behalf of our members at Bombardier.

"We have consistently warned that the UK Government needs to do more to protect UK manufacturing jobs, and the local communities that rely on them.

"The Select Committee is right that Boeing's case set a dangerous precedent for other exporting industries.

"Ministers must now work with the trade unions to make sure that the risk of a critical UK industry failing must never happen again."

ENDS

Contacts: Micheal Mulholland on 07974018413 or GMB Press Office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors:

[1] Copy of Select Comittee report can be found here: http://www.parliament.uk/niacom

GMB represents hundreds of workers at Bombardier's Northern Ireland sites.

GMB's evidence to the Select Committee's inquiry can be found here: http://data.parliament.uk/WrittenEvidence/CommitteeEvidence.svc/EvidenceDocument/Northern%20Ireland%20Affairs/Bombardier/written/73936.html

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