BAE Systems Announces Job Losses In Its UK Business
Farnborough, United Kingdom: Following a detailed review of the implications of the UK Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) and, in particular the impact on the Harrier and Nimrod programmes where we have now received contract termination for customer convenience letters from the Ministry of Defence, BAE Systems has announced it has started consultation regarding potential job losses at six of its UK sites and two RAF bases.
• 214 at Farnborough, Hampshire
• 55 at Prestwick in Ayrshire
• 119 at Samlesbury, Lancashire
• 668 at Warton, Lancashire
• 15 at Yeovil, Somerset
• 127 at RAF Cottesmore, Rutland
• 30 at RAF Kinloss, Moray
• In addition, as a result of the cancellation of the Nimrod MRA4 programme, the consultation will cover potentially closing the Woodford Site in Cheshire earlier than had been previously announced.
• At Chadderton, Prestwick, Yeovil and RAF Kinloss the potential job losses are associated with the cancellation of the Nimrod MRA4 programme.
• At Farnborough and RAF Cottesmore the potential job losses are associated with the early withdrawal from service of the Harrier fleet.
• At Samlesbury and Warton the potential job losses are associated with both the cancellation for customer convenience of the Nimrod MRA4 programme and the early withdrawal from service of the Harrier fleet.
• In addition, BAE Systems Saudi Arabia has today initiated consultation with employee representatives on 90 potential job losses in its UK business, predominantly at Samlesbury. These potential job losses result from the continued realisation of the home market strategy, coupled with our ongoing commitments to Saudisation and Industrialisation in Saudi Arabia.