STUC on Defence Review

October 19th 2010

MOD

Commenting on the Defence Review announcement, Grahame Smith, Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC) General Secretary said:

"It was inevitable that this slapdash review, conducted with scant, if any, consultation with workers and communities, would ultimately result in bad news for Scotland. While confirmation that the carriers will proceed is welcome, the closure of Kinloss will have a devastating impact on the local economy. It is likely to be some days before we are clear about the full implications of the Review for Scotland."

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