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Rolls Royce workers march through Liverpool

Issue No. 2088

Around 400 workers marched through Liverpool last Saturday against plans to close the Rolls Royce plant in Bootle which would mean the loss of over 200 jobs.

The workers, in the Unite union, have been campaigning and last week voted almost unanimously to be balloted for strikes against the closure.

Workers from Rolls Royce plants in Bristol and Derby showed their solidarity by joining last Saturday’s march.

Tony Woodley, the joint general secretary of Unite, spoke at the rally. Woodley has organised a meeting with Gordon Brown and will ask him to intervene to save the plant.

Neither Woodley or Brown have a strong history of saving workers’ jobs, as workers at Rover Longbridge, Ford Dagenham and many other workplaces can attest to.

It will take workers’ action to save their jobs.

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Tue 12 Feb 2008, 19:06 GMT
Issue No. 2088
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