The race to internet zero may revolutionise UK manufacturing – as an alternative Ministers have let the roles disappear abroad because the UK has misplaced greater than 170,000 manufacturing jobs in the course of the pandemic, GMB evaluation reveals.
The damning statistics are revealed alongside GMB’s Annual Congress, which takes place in Harrogate on Monday. They present 170,400 jobs within the sector disappeared between 2019 and 2021, a fall of virtually 6% in simply two years.
In 2019, the UK supported 2.9 million everlasting and short-term manufacturing jobs, by the beginning of this yr, this fell to 2.7 million.
Each area and nation within the UK has skilled a decline in manufacturing employment, the worst affected area with complete job losses is the East Midlands, which has misplaced greater than 31,000 manufacturing jobs. This was a lack of one in ten manufacturing jobs within the area.
Charlotte Childs, GMB Nationwide Officer mentioned, “Nearly 200,000 manufacturing jobs misplaced in the course of the pandemic is devastating for communities.
“Until Ministers tackle this urgently there might be worse to come back.
“The race to internet zero may revolutionise UK manufacturing; tens of 1000’s of recent, inexperienced jobs in wind, photo voltaic, nuclear, and extra.
“As an alternative, this Authorities appears decided to let all of them disappear abroad.”