Ruth Mitchell

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3000 jobs set to go at BAE Systems

BAE Systems is set to announce up to 3,000 redundancies later on today, in the wake of defence budget cuts, which have seen the defence giant struggle to secure new orders for its European Typhoon combat jet.

The Telegraph reports that BAE Systems is preparing for a slowdown in production, with job losses coming as early as next week at two of the firms military aircraft division plants in Lancashire and East Yorkshire, and several others at smaller plants.

BAE Systems declined to comment on the reported job losses describing them as “speculative”. However, a spokesman pledged to ensure than employee welfare would remain a priority.

She commented: “BAE Systems has informed our staff that we are reviewing our operations across various businesses to make sure the Company is performing as effectively and efficiently as possible, both in delivering our commitments to existing customers and ensuring the company is best places to secure future business.

“As the outcome of this review becomes clear, we will, as always, communicate to our employees as a priority.”

Unisons are now seeking urgent clarification over the reports to clarify exactly which sites will be hit by the losses.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Ruth Mitchell .

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