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Bombardier Job Losses

5 July 2011

Comment on Bombardier's announcement of 1400 job losses in Derby

 

Commenting on Bombardier's announcement of 1400 job losses in Derby in the wake of Siemens winning the order to build new trains for Thameslink, Gerry Doherty, leader of the TSSA rail union, said:

"Ministers must abandon their role as Pontius Pilate and stop standing idly by while train making slowly bleeds to death in the UK.

"They owe it to British manufacturing in general, and the people of Derby in particular, to reverse their decision to award this huge contract to Siemens of Germany.

"No German or French government would be so foolish as to award such a vital contract to an overseas manufacturer, threatening thousands of domestic jobs. We should be equally hard headed when it comes to preserving our own train building industry."


 

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