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TUC: Channel 4’s Leeds choice will boost jobs & skills in Yorkshire

TUC Regional Secretary Bill Adams said: Choosing Leeds means jobs, skills, and investment for Yorkshire.

Channel 4’s Leeds choice will boost jobs & skills in Yorkshire, says TUC

Commenting on the recent (Wednesday) announcement that Channel 4 has chosen Leeds as its new HQ, TUC Regional Secretary for Yorkshire & the Humber Bill Adams said:

"Choosing Leeds means jobs, skills, and investment for Yorkshire. Channel 4 understands the need to invest in the North, and this now means more people can choose to have a great career in TV outside of London.

"Yorkshire has a huge talent base and vibrant creative sector to draw from. Our potential as a region is just waiting to be realised.

"The TUC is committed to working with business and government on an industrial strategy that ensures great jobs in great places. Channel 4 moving to Leeds is just the start.

"The inward investment in high quality jobs and training that Channel 4 can provide, will also help mitigate against the serious economic hit Leeds and Yorkshire will likely face as a consequence of a No Deal or Bad Deal Brexit."

Notes to editors:

  • The Trades Union Congress (TUC) exists to make the working world a better place for everyone. We bring together more than 5.5 million working people who make up our 49 member unions. We support unions to grow and thrive, and we stand up for everyone who works for a living.

Contacts:

Gareth Lewis
glewis@tuc.org.uk
0113 200 1075

07810 374 976

Bill Adams
badams@tuc.org.uk
0113 200 1080
07867 788 856

 

Original article link: https://www.tuc.org.uk/news/press-release-channel-four-leeds-move-boost-jobs-skills-says-tuc

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