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BAE jobs saved - statement

“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.

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.”

– BAE spokesman

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BAE protest begins

Workers are protesting outside BAE's Annual General Meeting Credit: Adam Fowler

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.

The site in Brough is due to close in 2013 Credit: Adam Fowler
Workers have been meeting with MPs Credit: Adam Fowler

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."

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