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.
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.