As it happened - BAE shipyard job cuts

Key points

  • BAE Systems announces that it is to cut 1,775 job cuts, 940 of them at its shipyard in Portsmouth, and will consult with unions next week
  • The other 835 job losses will be spread across Glasgow, Rosyth in Fife, and Filton, Gloucestershire
  • Naval shipbuilding will end at Portsmouth but the shipyard will stay open with remaining staff focusing on repairs and maintenance work.

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Last updated 6 November 2013

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