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BAE Systems to shed 2000 British jobs

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By Robert Hackwill
BAE Systems to shed 2000 British jobs

<p>Europe’s major arms manufacturer <span class="caps">BAE</span> systems is to shed nearly 2000 jobs.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">We have today announced organisational changes to boost competitiveness and accelerate technology innovation: <a href="https://t.co/E1bGfytitI">https://t.co/E1bGfytitI</a></p>— <span class="caps">BAE</span> Systems (@BAESystemsplc) <a href="https://twitter.com/BAESystemsplc/status/917679774377668610?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 octobre 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>Citing slowing orders for its Typhoon variant of the Eurofighter, and lower US defence spending the British company’s predicament caused Prime Minister Theresa May’s office to announce immediate support for the company, and it will be the subject of a parliamentary debate.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-video" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This just in: Check out our new <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/video?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#video</a> of the extraordinary M777 Lightweight Towed 155mm <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Howitzer?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Howitzer</a> <a href="https://t.co/oRIdLUcfsI">pic.twitter.com/oRIdLUcfsI</a></p>— <span class="caps">BAE</span> Systems, Inc. (@BAESystemsInc) <a href="https://twitter.com/BAESystemsInc/status/917444768824791041?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">9 octobre 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p>The job losses are part of the cost-cutting strategy decided on by the company’s new boss, Charles Woodburn, but it is a severe blow for the UK’s manufacturing sector.</p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/TuesdayThoughts?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#TuesdayThoughts</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Tuesday?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Tuesday</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/baesystems?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#baesystems</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bae?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#bae</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/bae?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#bae</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/baeredundancy?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#baeredundancy</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Brexit?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Brexit</a> 2000+ jobs gone. <a href="https://t.co/314nKfUlO7">pic.twitter.com/314nKfUlO7</a></p>— jb whitesnake (@jbwhitesnake) <a href="https://twitter.com/jbwhitesnake/status/917709082836037632?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">10 octobre 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p> <p><blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="fr"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Lab17?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Lab17</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/BAESystems?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#BAESystems</a> listed amongst The Tory 100: captains of industry, party donors (and a few tax avoiders) <a href="https://t.co/wTCzIMkyA4">https://t.co/wTCzIMkyA4</a></p>— Marquis Le Dain (@MarquisLeDain) <a href="https://twitter.com/MarquisLeDain/status/912753267603623936?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">26 septembre 2017</a></blockquote><br /> <script async src="//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script></p>