Unite the Union

Unite the Union

September 05, 2007 05:24 ET

Unite talks to Rolls Royce about the future of the site

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 5, 2007) - Unite, Britain's biggest union, will be meeting management at Rolls Royce on Thursday 6th September to discuss the future of the site in Liverpool.

Unite members at the site in Dunnings Bridge Road, Bootle, which produces gas turbines, fear for the future of the plant following the company's announcement on Wednesday 15th August that it wants to enter into preliminary consultation and dialogue with the trade union concerning major issues facing the site. However, no details have been made available to the Union before Thursday's meeting.

The Union will be pressing Rolls Royce for full details and consultation to be made available on all proposals made about the future of the site.

Unite Regional Officer, Debbie Brannan, said:
"We are concerned about the announcement and the issues facing our members at Rolls Royce. Unite is in talks with the company and we will be seeking clarity from the company on the future of the site in Bootle with the aim of ending uncertainty for our members.

"We expect Rolls Royce to keep Unite informed on all issues concerning the future of the plant and of our members."

Unite has said it will fight any proposed site closures and compulsory job cuts at the site.

Contact Information

  • Karen Viquerat
    Communications Officer
    01704 546 500 or 07768931316
    Debbie Brannan
    07768 931271