'Save Portsmouth Shipyard'

Up to a thousand posts are under threat at BAE systems based at Portsmouth Shipyard.

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Thousands support 'Save Portsmouth Shipyard' site

The Save Portsmouth Shipyard Facebook group Credit: Facebook

A Facebook page calling for BAE Systems jobs in Portsmouth to be saved has got more than 60,000 'likes' within days of being set up. The plans to cut 940 jobs in the city will end five centuries of shipbuilding from next year.

Work on the new £800 million aircraft carriers will move to Scotland, but the ships will be based in Portsmouth, with workers maintaining them. You can see the Facebook page here.

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