Ed Miliband MP, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, responding to news that Rolls-Royce are set to cut 9,000 jobs, said:
“This is devastating news to the workers affected and very worrying for our world leading aerospace industry which employs over 100,000 high-skilled workers across the UK.
“Rolls-Royce is a crucial part of our aerospace sector and the economy as a whole. The Government needs to do more to help the sector and protect jobs. This includes support for low carbon technologies which could provide vital assistance for this sector through this crisis and help tackle the climate emergency.
“I urge the government to act as well as ensuring retraining and redeployment for those who lose their jobs.”