Unite, Britain's biggest union, has today (26 September) welcomed Airbus' £70 million investment into a new engineering centre at its Filton site outside Bristol.
Pegasus House, a Grade II listed art deco building is the former headquarters of the Bristol Aeroplane Company. It will be home to top flight engineers, reinforcing Airbus' position as a global leader in designing wings and as a key integrator of systems and landing gear technology.
Attending today's opening, Unite national officer Ian Waddell said: "The unveiling of Pegasus House today demonstrates the legacy of Airbus, from Bristol Aeroplane Company all the way through to the world leading company we see today. Pegasus House will be home to highly skilled engineers in well-paid and secure jobs.
"The £70 million investment makes a really exciting statement about the future. It helps to cement the importance of engineering and enhances Airbus UK's global role in wing technology. These are exactly the sort of high skilled jobs our economy is crying out for."
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Notes to editors:
Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.