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3 Dec Glasgow Meeting On SDSR

Monday, November 23, 2015

GMB To Meet BAE Systems In Glasgow On Thursday 3rd December To Discuss Outcome Of The Strategic Defence And Security Review

At this meeting we will need to examine carefully the implications for the yards of the timeframe to deliver the new Type 26 frigates and other ships says GMB.

GMB, the union for shipbuilding and engineering workers, commented in advance of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) to be announced this afternoon ( 23 November).

David Hulse, GMB National Officer for engineering and shipyards workers, said “GMB and the other unions have arranged to meet BAE Systems in Glasgow on Thursday 3rd December to discuss the outcome of the SDSR for the shipyards.

At this meeting we will need to examine carefully the implications for the yards of the timeframe to deliver the new Type 26 frigates and other ships.

GMB will also be urging BAE Systems to aggressively look for export orders to capitalise on the unique set of skills and technology now available in Britain to enable other friendly nations to acquire advanced ships for their own defences.

GMB will continue to campaign for a pipleline of work to sustain the shipyard workers who are as vital to our national security as the armed forces. Without the skills of the workforce in the yards on the Clyde and Rosyth the Royal Navy could not defend the nation.”

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Contact: Dave Hulse 08791 266157 or Jim Moohan 07885 868405 or Gary Smith on 07710 618909 or 0141 332 8641 or GMB press office 07921 289880 or 07974 251 823

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