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Prospect, the union for defence specialists has said that the job losses in Portsmouth and Scotland are of 'deep concern'.
They have called for an urgent meeting with ministers and the company, BAE Systems.
Gary Graham, the Deputy General Secretary said:
Unite, the country's largest union, will help fight as many of the 1775 jobs under threat at BAE Systems, including the 940 jobs that will be lost at the Portsmouth yard.
The Leader of Portsmouth City Council have condemned the decision to end ship building at Portsmouth dockyard.
Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, said:
940 jobs will be lost at BAE Systems in Portsmouth.
Shipbuilding operations will end in Portsmouth in the second half of next year.
A total of 1775 jobs will be lost across its naval ship business, including its yards at Govan and Scotstoun in Scotland.
It is thought that a huge increase in the cost of building two new aircraft carriers could be the reason why jobs have been cut.
ITV Meridian understands workers at BAE in Portsmouth will be told what is happening to their jobs at 11.00am today. Phil Hammond MP, Defence Secretary, is making an announcement to the House of Commons at 12.30pm. The future of shipbuilding will be raised at Prime Minister's Question time at noon.
Video. Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson, leader of Portsmouth City Council had this to say about the threat of job losses at BAE Systems.
It has been suggested that the official announcement of job losses at BAE Systems will be at 10am today.
Up to 1000 jobs could be lost at the Portsmouth based shipyard.
It is believed a huge increase in the cost of building two new aircraft carriers could be to blame.
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1800 jobs will be cut in shipyards operated by BAE Systems across England and Wales, bringing shipbuilding in Portsmouth to an end.
Unions are to meet defence giant BAe Systems to discuss the future of the firm's three shipyards amid a review of its business.