BAE workers at the Brough factory in East Yorkshire
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BAE Systems confirms plans to axe 3,000 jobs

Defence giant BAE Systems has confirmed it is to cut 3,000 jobs across the country, mainly in its military aircraft division.

BAE employs 40,000 people in the UK, and 100,000 worldwide.

The biggest job cuts will be at sites in Lancashire and East Yorkshire. The Brough factory, in East Yorkshire, will lose 900 jobs from its 1,300-strong workforce.

The company says the redundancy programme is needed to maintain competitiveness and "ensure its long-term future".

Unions have condemned the way the announcement was handled, with news of the job losses leaking out over the past few days.

The BBC's John Moylan reports.

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