Union bosses to meet managers at Portsmouth-based BAE Systems

OUT IN PROTEST Henry Thompson stands with his banner with demonstrators in the city centre on Saturday in protest against BAE's planned closure of its yard in Portsmouth. Picture: Allan Hutchings (133070-220)
OUT IN PROTEST Henry Thompson stands with his banner with demonstrators in the city centre on Saturday in protest against BAE's planned closure of its yard in Portsmouth. Picture: Allan Hutchings (133070-220)
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TRADE unionists will be meeting the managers at BAE Systems today.

Union bosses are to meet with the managers at the Portsmouth Naval Base firm today to discuss huge job losses after nearly 1000 employees are set to lose their jobs.

The losses were announced last week along with the news that shipbuilding will end in the city.

But, the bosses at BAE Systems have said that it has to make redundancies because it has less work now major aircraft carrier contracts are coming to an end.

On Saturday, a protest was held in Commercial Road, Portsmouth, to show support for the 948 people who will lose their jobs.

Dockyard workers, joined by their families, waved placards at the Portsmouth Trades Council’s rally at the fountain.