MP upbeat about R-R future in town

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Hucknall MP Mark Spencer remains upbeat that Rolls-Royce has a strong future in the town.

The MP says he has met with unions and representatives of the world-renowned business to discuss changes within the entire company.

Following the meeting, Rolls-Royce staff then gave Mr Spencer a tour of the factory to demonstrate the “outstanding components, expertise and manufacturing processes that the site utilises”.

Mark Spencer said, “I am very pleased with today’s visit to our local Rolls-Royce facility and it was fascinating to be given a tour and shown just a few of the high tech manufacturing processes used here.

“The meeting with management and unions was very positive and they are both equally committed to making sure Rolls-Royce Hucknall remains globally competitive.

“This is great news for the workforce and the town in general.”

Rolls-Royce announced in November that it would be undergoing a restructure.

It was suggested at the time that the Hucknall site would not be affected but the news was met with concern.

The company had been in discussion with senior employee representatives about the scope and timing of the employee reductions across the business.

In November, the union Unite said there would be between 800 and 1,200 engineering jobs cut in Derby and Bristol.

The company’s chief executive John Rishton had warned that the cuts would not be the last but would “contribute towards Rolls-Royce becoming a stronger and more profitable company”.