BAE Systems is planning to cut almost 2,000 jobs in its military, maritime and intelligence services under moves to streamline its business and have a "sharper" competitive edge, the defence giant has announced.
Seven hundred and fifty of the jobs will be cut at the firm's Lancashire sites in Warton and Samlesbury where the Typhoon fighter jet is built.
- Here's a simple breakdown of what areas across the country will be affected.
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Warehouse workers at retail giant Argos are to stage a three-week strike in a dispute over redundancy arrangements.
Members of the Unite union at sites across the UK, including Greater Manchester, will walk out on August 15 after a row flared over the transfer of hundreds of workers between sites in Leicestershire and Northamptonshire.
Unite warned that the strike at sites in Essex, Somerset, West Yorkshire, Greater Manchester and Burton-on-Trent will affect deliveries, but this was denied by the company. An Argos spokesman told the Press Association "We're disappointed with the union's actions, which are based on unreasonable demands and are wholly unnecessary. Customers can be reassured that we have full contingency plans in place.
Manchester City Council are meeting later to discuss an ongoing strike of maintenance workers. Almost two hundred staff have been on strike since May 15 in a dispute over pay and conditions.
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Workers at a train maintenance company, based in Crewe, are to stage a 24-hour strike in a dispute over pay. Members of the Rail, Maritime and Transport union at Arriva TrainCare will walk out later. The RMT said the company was not prepared to negotiate pay because it was not the recognised union for its employees.
The company should wake up and take notice of the anger amongst their workforce over the pay issue.
Instead they have ignored their staff and offered an insulting increase that systematically undermines our members' standard of living.
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