Union officer gives his support

A SCARBOROUGH union officer has vowed to do “everything in his power” to help hundreds of workers at BAE Systems at risk of losing their jobs.

Tony Randerson is the regional officer for Unite and will be working closely with members at Brough, East Yorkshire.

Defence giant BAE Systems has confirmed that it is cutting almost 3,000 jobs at sites across the country, mainly in its military aircraft division.

The Brough factory, in East Yorkshire, will lose 900 jobs from its 1,300-strong workforce.

Mr Randerson, of Ashville Avenue, said: “It’s a devastating blow which will affect hundreds of members and their families. We’ll be supporting them to the hilt.”