Memorandum submitted by the Prestwick
Joint Shop Steward & Monthly Staff Committees
1. The Prestwick site is currently working
to supply medium to large sub-assembly aircraft components to
various contractors world-wide. We are using the services of sub-contractors,
both in the UK and abroad.
2. Whilst we are presently in a recruitment
mode, there is a genuine fear that in the future the Company would
be concentrating their manufacturing strategy on a higher skills
level than at present.
3. We have already exited the lower skill
level detail manufacture, which on the Avro RJ programme has resulted
in the details for that programme being manufactured in Eastern
Europe along with the sub-assemblies (Airbrakes) being manufactured
9 January 2001