Train Manufacturer Bombardier Fighting for Survival

Train Manufacturer Bombardier Fighting for Survival

Derby : United Kingdom | Sep 10, 2011 at 8:14 AM PDT
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Bombardier march in Derby Saturday 23rd July 2011. Trying to save the UKs last train builder. Part 4

The Government which promises to create jobs are not backing the train manufacturer Bombardier for a £1,4billion deal. David Cameron already admitted that he was backs Siemens to win the contract. He further admitted that he supports a major offshore wind turbine plant in Hull, East Yorks. The giant wants to open a £80million plant at the dockside.

Is there a connection between these two deals?

Bombardier has already axed 1,400 from their historic plant in Derby. From the loss of this contract would also be another 10,000 jobs affected all the way through suppliers.

Company boss Colin Walton said: "We have a terrific train on offer. It seems to us that finances played a very important part rather than the actual train building."

Siemens has a top credit rating which means cheaper loans. However, that shouldn't be the point but apparently it counts in England.

It is another historic plant which will be destroyed. Trains were first developed in England and are the Pride of Britain and the envy of the world. This fact should count plus keeping the jobs of experts. For many they been working there all their lives and some sons followed npw their footsteps or they followed their fathers.

In the previous Conservative government, Margaret Thatcher broke all the major industries' back. The steel industry like Sheffield steel. Closing down mines in the coal industry and people never fought so hard but she succeeded. All the top car manufacturers which again were the envy of the world. It is not only these industries with job losses but it also broke whole communities and suppliers who benefited from it.

Now the new government seems to be doing it again. They agree to bail out other countries with tenths of billion of pounds and every year. The banks also forgot that they were bail-out with taxpayers' money and should stand behind the industry solidly like the banks behind Siemens. Yet they rather line their own pockets because Margaret Thatcher de-regulated the banking system.


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About 3,000 employees currently work at the Bombardier plant in Derby
About 3,000 employees currently work at the Bombardier plant in Derby
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