BAE shipyard job losses: 'Preserve as many as possible'
6 November 2013 Last updated at 13:15 GMT
BAE Systems is to cut 1,775 jobs at its yards in Scotland and England and end shipbuilding altogether at Portsmouth in southern England.
Speaking in Govan, Glasgow, Jamie Webster, of the Confederation of Shipbuilding and Engineering Unions said his union would do its best to preserve jobs for workers.
He said: "We will have almost certainly have a very detailed, very emotional and very difficult discussion with [BAE]."