EMCC European Monitoring Centre on Change

BAE Systems

BAE Systems

Geographic Location

Country: United Kingdom
Region: Lancashire; North West
Location of affected unit(s): Samlesbury and Warton


Sector: Manufacturing
Manufacture of transport equipment
30.3 - Manufacture of air and spacecraft and related machinery
Number Employed: 13000

Employment Effects

Announcement Date: 12-11-2015
Planned Job Reductions min: 371
Planned Job Reductions max: 371
Type of Restructuring: Internal restructuring

Additional Information

BAE Systems has announced plans to cut 371 jobs at sites in Lancashire as it reduces production of the Typhoon fighter jet.  343 job losses will take place at the Samlesbury site, comprising 237 production line workers, 97 professional or administrative staff and 9 managers.  28 production line jobs will be cut from the Warton site.  A spokesperson for BAE commented that they would seek to redeploy staff where possible would seek to avoid compulsory redundancies. A spokesperson for the Unite union urged the government to intervene to protect the skills and capacity to build the Typhoon fighter, though there has been no response. It is not known when the job losses will take effect.