The 750 tonne aft island of the Royal Navy's Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carrier, at the BAE Systems factory in Scotstoun
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BAE to cut possibly more than 1,000 UK shipyard jobs

BAE Systems is to cut potentially more than 1,000 jobs from three of its UK shipyards at Govan and Scotstoun in Glasgow and at Portsmouth.

The BBC has learned that major job losses at the yards will be announced by the company later this week.

Some of the jobs being lost may be offset by a contract to build the new Type 26 Global Combat Ship.

The BBC's Political Editor Nick Robinson reports.

  • 05 Nov 2013
  • From the section UK
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