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Jobs at Rolls-Royce Barnoldswick

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1375: tabled on 18 January 2021

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

This motion has been signed by 28 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House congratulates Unite the union for striking a landmark deal with Rolls-Royce in Barnoldswick, Lancashire, saving 350 jobs threatened with off-shoring and securing the future of this historic site; notes that this deal marks the successful conclusion of a determined campaign by the workforce with full support from the local community, including nine weeks of targeted strike action; further notes this deal will give the Barnoldswick site, the birthplace of the jet engine, a new lease of life as a core manufacturing facility and host to a centre of excellence, training tomorrow’s engineers to meet the challenges of the climate emergency; praises the bravery, dedication and resilience of the Barnoldswick workforce, who are among the most highly skilled engineers in the world; believes this successful outcome demonstrates the critical role of trade unions in fighting for investment in high-quality manufacturing jobs in the UK; and calls on the Government to safeguard and support the Barnoldswick site as a springboard for future opportunities in engineering excellence.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.