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Meeting With Scottish Government On Defence Related Jobs

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

GMB And Other Unions Further Meeting With Scottish Government Tomorrow (13 August) On 40,000 Defence Related Jobs At Risk

We have serious fears over jobs in shipbuilding and in BAE Systems, Thales, Rolls Royce, Selec and at Faslane and Coulport and other jobs directly or indirectly related to defence in Scotland says GMB.

GMB and other unions in the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions (CSEU) Scotland are to have a further meeting with Scottish Government tomorrow (13th August) to seek answers on job security, investment and the Government’s long term vision and strategy for sustainability for 40,000 jobs in Scotland supported or linked to the defence sector. This will be the final meeting before the Referendum t   

Jim Moohan, GMB Scotland Senior Organizer and Chair of the Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions in Scotland, said “We have serious fears over jobs in shipbuilding and in manufacturing companies such as BAE Systems, Thales, Rolls Royce, Selec and at Faslane and Coulport and other defence related jobs in Scotland.

We are looking at a sector which sustains directly and indirectly 40,000 jobs over a vast geographical spread across Scotland

We are seeking clarity on the so far unanswered questions from the Scottish Government on protection of the skills and apprenticeships required for a sustainable growth to safeguard the industry and secure the infrastructure for the future.”

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Contact Jim Moohan - (m) 07885 868405 or 0141 332 8641 or Harry Donaldson 07885 456726 or GMB press office 07921 289880

 

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