Defence company to axe 200 jobs

Defence company to axe 200 jobs

Defence giant BAE Systems is cutting 200 jobs in its army vehicles business in the UK.

The job losses will affect factories in Leeds, Newcastle, Leicester and Barrow and Telford in Shropshire.

Managing director David Allott said a voluntary redundancy programme was being set up.

The firm has blamed the cuts on a decline in workload on the Ministry of Defence's Armoured Fighting Vehicle programmes.

Mr Allott said: "We recognise the impact these job losses will have on our employees and the communities in which we operate.

"We always aim to mitigate as much as possible the impact of losses by offering voluntary redundancy where we can, as well as retraining people for alternative roles.

"We have been able to postpone this decision due to high workload on meeting urgent operational requirements, but that activity is now tailing off."

How the hell can this be happening, when we need all the kit we can get?
Er, because we can get better vehicles from other countries for less money?

What the lying B******* in Parliment say and what realy happens are not often the same,Talk's cheap

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