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Stop Dithering and Save Highly Skilled Aerospace Jobs

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

 

Today’s announcement by BAE is yet another blow to the UK’s manufacturing sector.

GMB, the union for aerospace workers, has told the Government to stop dithering and develop a plan to safeguard highly skilled defence jobs.

This morning, BAE systems announced a plan to cut almost 2,000 jobs in the UK. [1]

Ross Murdoch, GMB National Officer, said:

“Today’s announcement by BAE is yet another blow to the UK’s manufacturing sector.

“The Government must get off its behind and stop dithering if it wants to save the United Kingdom’s highly skilled aerospace jobs.

“The Prime Minister must step up to the plate and forge trade deals with overseas partner countries, as well as delivering a cast-iron commitment now to build the next generation fighter planes.

"With the ever-increasing likelihood of failure to reach agreement on Brexit, which brings its own economic and employment uncertainty, UK manufacturing needs a strong Government to fight to secure these jobs."

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

Notes to editors:

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-41566841

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