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Workers from BAE Systems in Brough will travel to London to protest outside the company's Annual General Meeting today.
A protest by BAE workers, including hundreds from the site in Brough, has started in Westminster. It is taking place as the company holds its Annual General Meeting.
David Davis MP has called the plans by BAE as "short-sighted and short-termist as any Victorian capitalist you can think of."
Alan Johnson MP says: "Never been involved in a battle which is more just."
Workers from BAE Systems in Brough are in London to protest over the planned closure of the site outside the company's AGM. They have had special t-shirts made for it.
BAE Systems workers in Brough will stage a protest tomorrow, at the defence giant's Annual General Meeting in London. 845 jobs are due to go at the site as it closes down.
Workers at BAE systems in Brough could be thrown a lifeline, if former RAF spitfires are sent to the factory to be restored.
BAE have called a meeting with union representatives regarding the 845 job losses at the Brough site. It's the first time the company has invited the representative to speak at their London head office. Last Wednesday the entire Brough workforce voted to lobby outside the AGM in May.
Union members are meeting later today to discuss their future. Defence giant BAE systems confirmed earlier this month that it's to end manufacturing at Brough. 845 jobs are being lost at the site.
BAE workers at Warton in Lancashire are to vote today on a union plan to save jobs. Staff are being balloted on taking one day of unpaid leave a month. It comes following news of jobs losses at the plant in East Yorkshire. Our colleagues at ITV Granada are following this. Read more here.