Rolls Royce workers voted overwhelmingly for the deal hammered out to save the historic plant from relocation to Singapore – with the loss of 350 highly skilled jobs.
Steve Turner, Unite AGS, who led the negotiations explains the significance of the victory in the video below.
The agreement significantly includes a plan to develop “advanced manufacturing work, supporting carbon free energy generation, along with synthetic fuels and green technologies”.
The main details are:
- a ten-year manufacturing guarantee for the site
- a guaranteed minimum headcount of 350 workers
- the creation of a ‘centre of excellence’ training school supporting the development and manufacturer of zero carbon technologies and advanced manufacturing excellence
- a guarantee of a two year no compulsory redundancy agreement to facilitate discussions on a plan to develop advanced manufacturing work, supporting carbon free energy generation, along with synthetic fuels and green technologies.