Following today’s (Thursday 8 November) announcement by Bombardier that the company is intending to shed 5,000 jobs across its global workforce, Unite is seeking an urgent meeting with senior management at the company’s Derby train building factory.

Unite East Midland regional secretary Parish Patel said: “On behalf of our members at Derby, Unite will be seeking an urgent meeting to fully understand the details behind the proposed job losses and how this will affect our members at Derby and in the wider supply chain.

“The factory in Derby is highly successful and has secured a number of significant new orders in recent months.

“The Derby train factory is a world class facility and employs a highly skilled and dedicated workplace. Cuts in jobs would be extremely short-sighted.”


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For more information please contact Unite communications officer Barckley Sumner on 020 3371 2067 or 07802 329235.


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Unite represents workers in Britain and Ireland with members across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.