Redundancy promise for Brough BAE staff
There will be no compulsory redundancies at the BAE Systems site in East Yorkshire before the end of the year, it has been confirmed.
The firm plans to end manufacturing in Brough next year. It says the move, which would lead to 845 job losses, is necessary to maintain competitiveness.
Local MPs Alan Johnson and David Davies met BAE bosses and the Business Secretary Vince Cable earlier.
Mr Davies said the company had agreed to keep some jobs at the site.
BAE announced thousands of job cuts and the end of manufacturing at Brough, home of the Hawk aircraft, last year.
Mr Davies, Conservative MP for Haltemprice and Howden said: "At last the company are beginning to engage constructively on finding jobs.
"They're still being implacable about not keeping Hawk at Brough but they're now moving a lot on supply jobs, assembly jobs and other engineering jobs which will now be kept there which weren't before so we have had some progress there."
Mr Johnson, Labour MP for Hull West and Hessle, said: "They have now announced there won't be a single compulsory redundancy before the end of 2012... and now they're mitigating some of those job losses in a way they should have been doing three months ago."
BAE said: "The focus of the consultations the company has undertaken with the trade union and employee representatives has always been to consider ways of avoiding potential redundancies and to pursue mitigation opportunities; and this continues."
On Wednesday hundreds of Brough workers are planning to lobby shareholders at the BAE Systems' annual general meeting in London.