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Engineering workers

Issue No. 1868

WORKERS AT Goodrich Engine Control Systems in Birmingham struck against redundancies on Friday last week and were set to strike again on Friday this week. Members of the Transport and General Workers Union (TGWU) have been in dispute with the company since the summer when the company announced 115 jobs would go 'due to bad trading conditions in aerospace'.

TGWU members voted by an overwhelming 95.6 percent for a series of one-day strikes. The job losses will affect some of the 650 employees at the York Road plant and the 550 at Shaftmoor Lane. The plants used to be owned by Lucas Aerospace until parent company TRW sold them to the Goodrich multinational.

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Sat 13 Sep 2003, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1868
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