Protecting jobs at Alstom train factory critical, says Chamber

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East Midlands Chamber are calling on the government to act urgently as Alstom confirmed over the weekend that production lines at the Litchurch Lane train factory had halted, following months of talks between the government, union leaders and Alstom.

East Midlands Chamber Chief Executive Scott Knowles said:

The uncertainty at Alstom has dragged on for too long and the government need to act urgently to safeguard production at Litchurch Lane. We know that as a country we have new rolling stock needs that can be met by the highly skilled workforce we have in Derby and its wider regional supply chain – any inability to iron out the gaps in orders would represent a significant failure of national planning and have detrimental knock-on effects in Derby, Derbyshire and across the country. This

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