02/10/2017

Brokenshire: Bombardier Jobs Are 'Absolutely Vital' For NI Economy

The Secretary of State has said Bombardier jobs are "absolutely vital" to the economy in Northern Ireland.

Mr James Brokenshire was speaking after a meeting with Bombardier Chief Executive Michael Ryan and Unite the union to underline UK Government support for Bombardier in ongoing Boeing dispute.

Mr Brokenshire said: "There is a compelling requirement for all in politics, in business and across the community to stand as one on this issue.
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"The UK Government's commitment has been clear from the outset, with the Prime Minister, Business Secretary and other Cabinet colleagues working tirelessly to bring this matter to a satisfactory conclusion.

"I want to echo comments by Defence Secretary Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP that this is an unjustified action by Boeing and whatever course of action they take could have an impact on any future dealings they may have with the UK Government.

"The Government is committed to building a stronger economy across the UK, including Northern Ireland. But it is clear economic success, securing existing jobs and creating new ones, attracting local and foreign direct investment is largely dependent on sustainable and stable Government."

(CD)

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