BAE workers 'worth fighting for', say MPs
Defence giant BAE Systems has confirmed that it is cutting almost 3,000 jobs at sites across the country, mainly in its military aircraft division.
The firm ended days of speculation by giving details of a huge redundancy programme, saying it needed to maintain competitiveness.
The biggest job cuts will be at sites in Lancashire and East Yorkshire.
Local MPs David Davis and Alan Johnson gave their reaction to the news - saying that the workers were "worth fighting for".
27 Sep 2011
- From the section Business