“BAE Systems can confirm that it has presented an alternative solution to ending manufacturing at Brough to its employees and their representative.
The solution, which has been made viable with the Hawk order from KSA, will mitigate 248 potential job losses at the site and guarantee a role for 30 of the site’s apprentices upon completion of their apprenticeship. A further 73 roles available for Brough employees who wish to transfer across to the Samlesbury and Warton sites.
– BAE spokesman
From the outset of consultations, the Company has been committed to, as far as possible, exploring all opportunities to avoid and mitigate the potential job losses. Through that commitment, working together with the Trade Union and Executive Representatives and a fresh approach to the Hawk supply chain, this solution has been developed. The Company remains committed to pursuing mitigation opportunities for those roles not yet mitigated.
The solution will see Brough undertake work associated with Hawk detail manufacturing and sub-assemblies.”
Union bosses have told Calendar 218 jobs have been saved at BAE Systems in Brough, in East Yorkshire.
The jobs are ones which would otherwise have been contracted out.
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.
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.
The entire workforce at BAE Systems in Brough has voted to take their fight for jobs to the company's shareholders at the AGM in May. The defence giant plans to end manufacturing in East Yorkshire - with the loss of 850 jobs. The unions claim the firm's case to shut the plant is flawed.