The Confederation of Shipbuilding & Engineering Unions

Supporting aviation and aerospace jobs


The aviation industry is facing the biggest crisis it has ever experienced. The impact of Covid 19 and its economic impact will be devastating for the industry and the thousands who depend on it.  Urgent Government action is required.

Investment in the aviation industry isn’t about bailing out billionaires it’s about investing in a strategically important industry in order to weather the storm and be stronger and greener on the other side.

The 15,000 flight crew job losses announced at the start of the lockdown are just the tip of the iceberg. There are 157,000 working as ground crew, freight and terminal staff and a further 100,000 working in the aerospace manufacturing sector with over a million indirect jobs supported by airports.