ROLLS ROYCE announced a £150 million investment in a new testing facility for jet engines yesterday following a campaign by union Unite.
Shop stewards and members played a “pivotal role” in the investment at Rolls Royce plants at Derby, Hucknall and Annesley in the East Midlands, Unite said.
The decision could lead to further investment by the company worth hundreds of millions of pounds and secure the jobs of 7,000 workers, the union added, and comes alongside a guarantee that there will be no compulsory redundancies for the next five years.
Unite general secretary Len McCluskey added: “This is great news for a world-beating workforce making world-class engines and testament to the hard work of Unite’s shop stewards and members.
“It is a good day for British manufacturing that must not be undone by a botched Brexit.”