Labour MEP welcomes huge investment in Rolls-Royce Derby site

Dame Glenis Willmott MEP, has welcomed today’s announcement that the Derby Rolls-Royce site has been selected to develop and test the next generation of aero engines.

Labour MEP for the East Midlands, Dame Glenis Willmott MEP, said:

“This announcement is

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Local MEP calls for EU investment to support Rolls-Royce jobs in Derby


Local Labour MEP, Dame Glenis Willmott, hosted a top level European Aerospace event calling on the EU and the aerospace industry to work together to protect local jobs in Derby.

This week’s event was attended by top decision makers in …

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Labour MEP vows to keep fighting to keep jobs in Derby

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With a Rolls Royce workforce of over 12,000 people, Derby truly is the UK’s aerospace centre. Local Labour MEP, Glenis Willmott, has been highlighting the technical skills of the employees in Derby and has called on the EU to ensure …

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East Midlands MEP welcomes EU funding boost for Leicestershire social projects

An East Midlands MEP has welcomed the announcement that the National Lottery will match funds from the European Union to create a £14 million fund to tackle poverty and unemployment in Leicester and Leicestershire. The fund will assist projects aiming …

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East Midlands MEP calls on EU to help protect Rolls-Royce jobs in Derby

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Rolls-Royce has announced 3,000 job losses with the Derby site being hit the hardest. Local MEP Glenis Willmott, today met with workers, union representatives, Labour MEPs and the European Commission to call for urgent European action to tackle this crisis.…

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Local MEP welcomes EU funding to tackle youth unemployment in UK

Job CentreEurope is facing a crisis with over 5 million young people in unemployment. Labour MEPs are fighting for new opportunities for young people in the UK and plan to vote in favour of EU funding to help create new jobs …

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“Abusive zero-hour contracts have no place in modern society” says local MEP

glenis chairToday’s release from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) shows that zero-hour contracts are on the rise. There are now 1.8 million of these contracts in existence in the UK.

Glenis Willmott, Labour MEP for the East Midlands said:

“Exploitative …

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Labour MEP challenges Commission on Rolls-Royce redundancies

gw picAn East Midlands MEP has challenged the European Commission on the 2,600 job losses at Rolls-Royce’s factories in the region announced in November last year. The high-tech engineering and manufacturing are key to driving Europe and the UK’s future economic …

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Labour MEP calls for financial services to provide high skilled jobs for UK workers

iStock_000000494106XSmall (1)East Midlands MEP, Glenis Willmott, met with representatives from the City of London and various UK and international banks to discuss how the financial sector can be improved to work for people in the UK.

Glenis Willmott MEP, Labour’s leader …

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Europe needs a Plan B for jobs and growth

Speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Glenis Willmott, MEP for the East Midlands and Labour’s Leader in Europe, says that Europe needs a Plan B to build for the future and to create jobs and growth.

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