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New Bombardier UK boss talks exclusively about the future of the Derby train-maker

Matt Byrne gives his first interview since taking over as UK president. Bombardier’s Derby train manufacturing site is in the process of recruiting hundreds of extra staff as it ramps up production on three major contracts. It is doing so with a new UK president at the helm, Matt Byrne. In his first interview since taking over the post, he speaks to Business Live’s Robin Johnson.

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  • France braces for biggest strikes of Macron's presidencyRail and air-traffic workers, teachers and public sector to protest against pension reformEmmanuel Macron is braced for the biggest strikes of his presidency as French rail workers, air-traffic controllers, teachers and public sector staff take to the streets on Thursday against proposed changes to the pension system.French rail transport is expected to almost completely grind to a halt with 82% of drivers on strike and at least 90% of regional trains cancelled, amid fears that the transport disruption could continue for days. In Paris, 11 out of 16 metro lines will shut completely, with commu...

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  • New Bombardier UK boss talks exclusively about the future of the Derby train-maker Matt Byrne gives his first interview since taking over as UK president. Bombardier’s Derby train manufacturing site is in the process of recruiting hundreds of extra staff as it ramps up production on three major contracts. It is doing so with a new UK president at the helm, Matt Byrne. In his first interview since taking over the post, he speaks to Business Live’s Robin Johnson.

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  • RMT sets out proposals for new SWR peace talks The RMT has taken an unusual step in the South Western Railway dispute, by setting out a ˜framework™ for talks to restart. The RMT has also asked for the help of ACAS once again. The strike of RMT members on SWR has entered its third day, and unless a solution to the dispute over the future responsibilities of guards is found, the walkouts are set continue almost without a break until 1 January. The strikes have been causing disruption and serious overcrowding on the busy South Western Railway network.

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