Shadow Chancellor joins calls to save jobs in Crawley

Peter Lamb, Anneliese Dodds and Michael Jones
Image courtesy of Crawley Observer

The Shadow Chancellor has joined calls for a plan to save jobs in Crawley.

The town is set to be hit hardest by job losses in the wake of Coronavirus because of the number of redundancies at Gatwick airport following the pandemic.

Labour’s Anneliese Dodds called on the Government to act as she visited an empty Gatwick terminal with Crawley Council Leader Peter Lamb and Labour West Sussex Leader Michael Jones.

“Sectors hardest hit by Covid-19, such as aviation, need their own deal to protect jobs and working conditions,” Ms Dodds said. “Labour has already set out a six-condition plan for aviation which would save thousands of jobs connected to the sector in Crawley, while forcing companies to clean up their act on tax avoidance and the environment.”

Cllr Lamb added: “I’m very grateful to the Shadow Chancellor for meeting us today and lending her support to our call that the Government acts now to save local jobs and protect working conditions. We are just days away from the furlough scheme winding down, the Government can’t afford to delay any longer.”

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