Commenting on the announcement that over 800 BAE Systems jobs will be lost in Scotland, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:
“This very disappointing announcement will inevitably exacerbate the worry and stress workers and their families were already experiencing as they considered their job security post completion of the carriers. The loss of skilled, well-paid manufacturing jobs is also a major blow to the Glasgow economy at a time when its employment rate is fully 20% below Scotland’s best performing regions,
“The STUC notes that extensive discussions will take place next week between the company and its unions. It is essential that the company and Government at all levels does all it can to safeguard jobs, skills and critical mass in what remains an important strategic sector”.
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