800 Brough job losses

1 March 2012, 09:57

BAE Systems, a company that make planes for the military announced they are stopping all manufacturing at their factory in Brough.

BAE said manufacturing would end at the site in the middle of 2013

Staff were told on Wednesday that 845 jobs will go.

The first round of job cuts were announced last September, but BAE say no viable alternative could be found during their consultation and they have to cut jobs to stay competitive.

Its means 100 years of manufacturing at the site will come to an end.

BAE originally planned to cut 899 of the 1,300 posts in Brough, but last month it said 54 technical and engineering jobs would be saved.

A BAE spokesman said staff had been applying for voluntary redundancy and were being offered opportunities at the firm's other sites, both in the UK and Australia.

“BAE Systems has informed employees that it has now concluded consultation on the business proposal to potentially end manufacturing at Brough,” he said.

“This is due to no viable and practical alternative being found despite the extensive and meaningful consultation that has taken place with the trade unions and executive representatives.

“The company, during the next stage of consultation, will continue to focus on reducing the number of redundancies and, as far as possible, explore all opportunities to mitigate the potential job losses.”

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