The Confederation of Shipbuilding & Engineering Unions

Royal Navy’s “Build British” Debate Heats Up Once More

5 August 2020 / Campaign | News

The UK Ministry of Defence’s contract tender for three new fleet auxiliaries has begun again, nine months after it was suspended amidst concerns about foreign bidders.

“The FSS program is a perfect example of what the prime minister would call a shovel-ready project,” said Shipbuilding and Engineering Union General Secretary Ian Waddell in a statement. “It will get the post-coronavirus economy up and running as part of the levelling up agenda by injecting [$1.7 billion] into regional economies and could benefit every single shipyard in the UK.”