Compulsory redundancies at BAE will be 'kept to a minimum' - David Davis MP
BBC Local Live
East Yorkshire Conservative MP David Davis has been to meet workers at the BAE site in Brough, days after the company announced 400 job cuts at the site.
In total, 2,000 jobs will go across the company as part of a restructuring of the business under its new chief executive.
Mr Davis, whose constituency includes the Brough BAE site, said it was an "important opportunity" for him to hear from those directly affected at what he called "an uncertain time".
The MP said the government was working with BAE Systems to ensure compulsory redundancies are kept to a minimum and he was pleased that the firm had assured workers that job losses would be on a voluntary basis as far as possible:
A Statement of Intent for the purchase of six Hawk aircraft has already been signed with the Qatari government... Any job losses are deeply regrettable and my thoughts go out to all those affected by the announcement."