378 Jobs To Go At Rolls-Royce

Rolls Royce will make 378 job cuts with a large number of them going at their plant at Ansty, near Coventry, according to reports.

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MP calls for talks over potential Rolls-Royce job losses

The firm has started a consultation over plans to reduce its workforce at the Ansty site Credit: ITV Central

Coventry MP Geoffrey Robinson has urged the Business Secretary to meet with him, following yesterday's announcement about potential job losses at Rolls-Royce in Ansty.

The firm has started a consultation over plans to reduce its workforce at the site. Unions claim 378 jobs could be at risk.

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Rolls-Royce confirm Ansty factory closure

In a letter to Geoffrey Robinson, the Labour MP for Coventry North West, Rolls-Royce has confirmed plans to close their Ansty factory.

We will progressively run down Defence Services work carried out at Ansty by a combination of natural termination of legacy programmes or re-location of on-going work to other facilities. This is expected to take a number of years.

– Letter from Rolls-Royce to Geoffrey Robinson MP

Unite on Rolls Royce job losses

There is a very long timescale for consultation and implementation, so we hope that compulsory redundancies will be avoided. However, the underlying reason for the job losses is the government's defence spending cuts announced a couple of years ago.

– Ian Waddell, Unite national officer for aerospace and shipbuilding,

Rolls Royce have yet to comment.

Unite: 'Short-sighted defence cuts' to blame for Rolls-Royce job losses

There are reports that nearly 400 job losses will be made at Rolls-Royce Credit: PA

The country's largest union, Unite, has blamed the government's defence cuts for the nearly 400 reported job losses announced at Rolls-Royce.

Unite say the scrapping of the Harrier fleet has caused redundancies at the Ansty factory, near Coventry, which it is thought will close.

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