We have now heard that the Defence Select Committee have called a special hearing for the 23rd April to discuss the issue of the proposed closure of the GE Rugby manufacturing facility.
This is St. Georges Day, and could well be a good omen for us as we seek to slay this particular dragon of closure. Employees have been asked to give evidence and informed sources tell us that the Select Committee will be writing to the Power Conversion CEO Azeez ...
Local M.P. Matt Western has again answered our call for help in supporting our campaign to get the Ministry of Defence to move forward the next batch of Type 26 motors and to hold General Electric to the undertaking it gave to the British state when it acquired Converteam.
Matt knows the importance of having a highly skilled workforce and is fighting to ensure that we maintain a strategic national defence asset here in the U.K.
The Chair of the Defence Select Committee have written to the to the Minister for Defence Procurement telling him to revisit the issue of GE Power Conversion in Rugby. They realise the importance of the need to maintain the national sovereign capability of the nation to be able to build and maintain equipment for the Royal Navy here in the UK.
The Select Committee have told the Minister he must do more to make GE abide by the undertakings it ...
GE manufacturing in Rugby is an important part of our industrial base and a world leader in naval propulsion engineering. I'm encouraged that @GavinWilliamson recognises the importance of retaining that expertise here and I will continue to make the case for GE in Parliament. pic.twitter.com/5Nq2gQFwYl
The well respected UK Defence Journal with a readership in the 10s of thousands has picked up on the proposal to cease manufacture in Rugby and to close the RMR site, our story is climbing the copy headlines. Lets keep it that way and by liking an sharing the posts on this and our Facebook page.
Unite have been busy in Parliament making the member’s aware of the potential dangers of ceasing manufacture at Rugby of the Type 26 motor and the Chair of the Defence select Committee have written to the Defence Secretary voicing their concerns about the hollowing out of industrial defence capability. As well as the Defence Committee it is believed that the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Public Accounts Committee are taking an interest in this proposal. Questions are being ...
After his recent visit to GE’s Power Conversion site in Rugby he asked the team to keep him updated with developments, which we have. He took time out from his busy schedule to give a short message of support to the team. Please help to spread this message by liking and linking it to your Facebook/Twitter accounts.
Following extensive legal advice Unite have started the legal process to take GE Power Conversion before the Central Arbitration Committee again. We are advised we have just cause on a number of grounds and are busy putting all the documents together for formal submission to the CAC.
We will not go into detail here on this public forum as we know its checked regularly by senior GE Management, thank-you IP Tracker software.If you want any more information on this latest development ...
The 17th January and we had the pleasure of
having the Shadow Defence Secretary, Nia Griffith, and Labour Party Candidate
for Rugby Debbie Bannigan, visit with Unite Representatives to discuss with
them the companies proposed closure of the RMR site. She was walked around the
shop floor and was impressed with the skill sets of the employees and their
commitment to the company. Nia took the opportunity to speak to a range of
employees from workers who have given almost 40 years of service to a ...