Union slams ‘shrinking’ of Navy order
A UNION has blasted the downgrading of an order for new Navy support craft.
The Ministry of Defence intended to commission three Royal Fleet Auxiliary cargo ships to link up with our new aircraft carriers.
Ministers are poised to betray British workers by handing the £ 1billion contract to a foreign firm.
And now it has emerged in the official tender that only two ships are guaranteed, with a third optional.
GMB national officer Ross Murdoch said it was “hugely disappointing”.
He added: “Not content with insisting these ships are built overseas, now the pressure is on to build them in the UK, they want to only build two.”
It is claimed the order could secure 6,700 jobs.
CONCERNED Ross Murdoch