Unite webinar: Manufacturing Matters: a plan to recover and rebuild

Steve Turner launches manufacturing matters
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WHEN: Thursday, 25 June, 11am-1pm
WHERE: Webinar
REGISTER: https://unitetheunion-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mVERzZ7ZRLCrIGZAd67dbQ
MORE INFO: roisin.mcdermott@unitetheunion.org

UK manufacturing must be at the heart of any strategy to recover and rebuild our economy as we emerge from the COVID-19 lockdown  and face the future challenges of changing trading relationships, the climate emergency and the need to transition our economy. 

We need urgent action now from government; a clear plan and industrial strategy that directly intervenes in and provides support for, our existing and future manufacturing capabilities, a diversification plan to build locally for a greener, cleaner environment and
supply chain resilience as we reposition our economy to address the challenges ahead.

Countries including Germany, France and the United States have already acted to safeguard their manufacturing industries, with direct financial and political support and clear direction on greening their economies.  Without the same intervention from the UK government our manufacturing capacity will struggle to survive. 
  
The UK spends some £292 billion each year of taxpayers’ money procuring goods and services.  How we use this is central to any industrial strategy. Levelling up the economy, protecting jobs, enhancing skills and expanding apprenticeships with clear regional plans, developed in partnership with industry and unions, our devolved nations, mayoralties and local government.

Be part of the debate about how we Recover and Rebuild the UK economy. Join our panel of key opinion formers on Thursday 25 June,
11-1pm by registering at the link below. 

Chair: Jim Pickard, Chief Political Correspondent, Financial Times
Speakers:
Steve Turner, Assistant General Secretary, Unite the Union
 
Stephen Phipson, CEO, Make UK
Ian Wright, Chief Executive, Food and Drink Federation 
Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Chancellor
Rt Hon Greg Clark, Chair Science and Technology Select Committee

 
Register in advance for this webinar:
https://unitetheunion-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mVERzZ7ZRLCrIGZAd67dbQ  

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