Unite regional officer Debbie Hutchings said: “Rolls Royce has informed workers at Inchinnan that it is now opening a voluntary redundancy scheme. Unite has been informed that there will subsequently be a review of the take-up of this scheme, which would then lead to a review of the site and its viability past 2020. The reality of the situation is that we could see 700 jobs move out of Inchinnan with vital jobs and skills being lost forever to the Scottish economy.
“The impact on the supply chain would be far reaching and it would have a devastating impact on communities and families. Unite repeats our call for Rolls Royce to step back from dealing a major blow to Scottish manufacturing. We are entering a critical phase of the process in saving the Inchinnan site, and it now requires the urgent intervention from both the Scottish and UK governments to save thousands of jobs.”