Unite the Union

Unite the Union

November 02, 2007 11:16 ET

Unite step up campaign to save Rolls Royce in Liverpool

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 2, 2007) - Workers from the threatened Rolls Royce plant in Bootle will be at the North West Labour Party Conference in Southport tomorrow (Saturday 3rd November) to ask delegates and members of the public to sign a petition and to table an emergency motion for it to be saved.

Unite delegates will also be tabling an Emergency Motion at the conference for the plant to be saved.

Unite, the UK's largest trade union, has vowed to fight to save the plant and secure the 200 jobs. Unite says it will not stand by and watch its' members lose their jobs and another vital manufacturing plant lost.

Unite is calling for support from the local community, government ministers and local MPs. Please add your support to the campaign to keep Rolls-Royce Bootle site by signing the petition (http://www.amicustheunion.org/pdf/A4%20Petition%20rolls%20royce.pdf) and asking your friends and family to do the same.

Unite Regional Officer, Debbie Brannan, said:

"This is the beginning of our fight-back. Our campaign to save the plant will reach everyone from Westminster, through industry and the local community.

"Our message is clear. This is a productive plant with many UK based customers and production should remain here.

"The companies slogan is 'Made with Pride on Merseyside' and that's where production should remain. We will do everything in our power to stop the closure of the site and we ask the people and politicians of Merseyside to join us in doing the same."

Photo Opportunity

The petition signing is scheduled between 9-10am tomorrow (Saturday 3rd November) outside Southport Floral Hall Theatre where the North West Labour Party Conference is being held. Local MPS will be in attendance alongside Rolls Royce workers.

Contact Information

  • Debbie Brannan
    07768 931271
    Unite Press Office
    Ashraf Choudhury
    020 7420 8914 / 07980 224761