Swindon Town Football Club, County Ground, SN1 2ED
GWR Park, Faringdon Road
Swindon, SN1 5DJ
for a rally at 12:30 pm
- Speakers include – Len McCluskey General Secretary; Paddy Brennan Honda Convenor; Steve Turner AGS Unite; Swindon Lord Mayor Junab Ali; Josh Kurma – singer and others
- Enjoy Unite brass band Bangra dance group and other entertainment on the day ~ We are coming together to defend the Plant, Jobs & Community
The UK is in the grip of a manufacturing emergency that will accelerate, leaving tens of thousands of jobs hanging in the balance, unless the Honda plant in Swindon is saved.
Bristol trade unionists will be marching in Swindon – Please come and join us in supporting thousands of Honda car industry workers, their families and community – We are demanding Honda reverse this disgraceful proposal
The potential now looms, for a cataclysmic domino impact on our car industry and UK manufacturing more widely. The importance of the Car Industry cannot be overstated;
The automotive industry is a vital part of the UK economy accounting for more than £82 billion turnover and £20.2 billion value added.
With some 186,000 people employed directly in manufacturing and in excess of 856,000 across the wider automotive industry, it accounts for 12.0% of total UK export of goods and invests £3.65 billion each year in automotive R&D.
More than 30 manufacturers build in excess of 70 models of vehicle in the UK supported by 2,500 component providers and some of the world’s most skilled engineers.
Saturday 30th March, represents a ‘line in the sand moment’ for the Automotive Industry in this country