As the Chair of Unite the Union Parliamentary Group, I have written to striking workers at Rolls Royce who are defending high skilled jobs in UK aerospace and manufacturing. I stand in solidarity with workers in the North West taking action to defend jobs, safeguard the site and protect their community.
Rolls Royce was once the pride of Britain, a flagship UK brand. At a time when they are taking billions of pounds in UK taxpayer support, it is insulting and shameful they are casting aside loyal workers to offshore jobs to Singapore.
Rolls-Royce has broken the promise it made to protect Barnoldswick, and they must be held accountable by consumers, workers, and the government so we can protect UK jobs and restore the reputation of this once iconic British brand.