UNION

'Green revolution' must deliver UK jobs

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22 May 2019
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GMB, the energy union, today calls on companies and the Government to make sure Britain’s 'green revolution' delivers UK jobs.

Tim Roache, GMB General Secretary, said:

“This is an acute example of a large scale problem across the whole UK that has been ignored by politicians. Companies have profited while communities have struggled as climate change hits the headlines. 

“We can have a thriving renewables sector - investing in our manufacturing infrastructure, developing new opportunities, skills and training in the supply chain - but it needs our politicians to sharpen their elbows in the fight for jobs.

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“The government wants 60 per cent of the offshore wind sector to be delivered in the UK supply chain by 2030 but that’s pie in the sky politics if billion pound contracts like NnG are being manufactured and shipped from half way around the world to power our homes.

“The prospect of missing out on manufacturing jobs for a wind farm that will be based just ten miles from the coast of Fife would be absolutely soul destroying for the workers and communities who are ready for renewal.

“EDF could take a real stand and do the right thing, make good on their ‘Better Plan’, show they value local workers and communities, and kick start an industry that would benefit people, the economy and the planet.”

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