Airbus’s plan to transfer work on its A320 wings to Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) has caused a stir among the members and leadership of Unite, the UK’s biggest union, which described the move as “a massive own goal”. Last Tuesday, Airbus told the workforce at the company’s Broughton plant in North Wales that work on the bottom wing skins on the A320 series would move to KAI, but that it would retrain and “redeploy” about 200 of the UK workers affected. The Unite union said the decision undermines “the world-beating skills of UK workers” and will weaken Britain’s position in

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