Byers urges Rolls Royce not to cut jobs

Trade
and Industry Secretary Stephen Byers has urged Rolls Royce not to cut jobs from
a Coventry factory employing more than 2,000 people.

Byers
met with the firm’s chief executive this week to discuss the plans, which were
announced after the Government pledged to give £250m to the company to finance
a new generation of aeroplane engines.

Unions
led by the MSF technical union fear 1,200 jobs could be threatened at the plant
at Ansty.

Rolls
Royce has issued 600 energy workers with redundancy notices but given 300 employees
the option to move to Montreal and offered another 150 staff the chance to work
in Bristol.

www.dti.gov.uk

By
Richard Staines

 

 

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