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Rolls Royce

Issue No. 1691

Rolls Royce

AROUND 40 shop stewards and convenors, representing manual workers at all Rolls Royce aerospace factories, met in Glasgow last weekend to discuss stepping up the fight against compulsory redundancies. Rolls Royce is planning to sack some 1,300 workers.

All sites are backing a call for industrial action, including strikes. The chair of the "Combine" (the group of factories) said, "We are going to take the company on." Rolls Royce is awash with work and money. The firm boasts a record order book of �11.5 billion. Last year's profit was �360 million-up 11 percent on the previous year.


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Sat 8 Apr 2000, 00:00 BST
Issue No. 1691
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