FEB 01] ROLLS-ROYCE NEWS
Rolls-Royce Workers Walk Out Over Job Cuts
workers in Coventry staged the first strike at the plant for 20 years
in protest at the the threat of hundreds of redundancies.
of the staff in the aerospace division could be given redundancy
notices next month as part of 1,300 job losses at the Ansty plant.
wants to move the positions to Montreal in Canada, as part of a global
shake-up of its business. A grant from the Canadian government is also
thought to have influenced the move.
per cent of the members of the MSF union voted for the strike action.
The 24-hour stoppage could be continued each week until management
agree to discuss an alternative proposal drawn up by the union that
could save jobs.
Wall, MSF National Secretary for aerospace, said:
2,400 staff at Ansty are angry that their jobs are being transferred
to Canada and believe it means the end of R&D in Britain.
clock is ticking fast for the highly skilled engineering jobs at the
plan to make the redundancies as soon as they can with potentially
the first phase of job losses as early as March this year.
Rolls-Royce complete this transfer of work to Canada no other Rolls
Royce pant in the UK will be safe."
General Secretary Roger Lyons added:
employees feel betrayed by the company, that they have made
successful, which is determined to sell their jobs to the highest
NOV 00] ROLLS-ROYCE
TO CUT 1,300 COVENTRY JOBS