Unite is proud to represent UK defence workers.
Our members are among the most productive and highest skilled in manufacturing, and the companies they work for provide the decent jobs this country desperately needs.
But we are concerned that decisions being made by politicians are not in the best interest of this world-class British industry.
That’s why, led by our members, we have launched Unite’s campaign to “Defend Our Spend”.
Our aim is to persuade the UK government to keep UK defence spending in Britain.
With 50,000 skilled defence jobs lost in the last ten years, and major defence contracts looming, we are calling on the government to make the right decisions.
Already 12 pence in every pound goes to United States defence jobs – by 2020 this will double.
Unite wants that money spent here to support UK jobs.
Unite says: if the British taxpayer is paying for it, British jobs should benefit.
Back Unite and its fight to defend defence jobs, skills, communities and security – and the future of the UK’s defence sector.
Read Unite general secretary Len McCluskey’s defence conference speech here.
Watch the Defend our Spend campaign videos here