Jim McMahon – 2021 Comments on Workers in Aviation Industry

The comments made by Jim McMahon, the Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, on 27 September 2021.

It should be a source of shame for ministers that they have allowed thousands of jobs to be lost in the aviation sector across the country when they promised support – particularly when so many are now staring down the barrel of Boris Johnson’s tax hikes and cuts to Universal Credit.

Empty words, long delays and broken promises are the default setting for this Government – with working people paying the price over and over again.

Labour has consistently called for a sectoral deal that supports the whole aviation industry including securing jobs and protecting the supply chain, while continuing to press for higher environmental standards.