27 September 2011

Redundancies at BAE Brough

Statement from local church leaders:

Along with the whole community, we are profoundly shocked with BAE's decision to make 900 employees redundant this morning. It seems that the productivity and loyalty of our local workforce has counted for little in this lamentable announcement.

To lose such a high proportion of skilled employees will necessarily devastate our local economy. The social implications of this will cut to the very core of the community of Brough and Elloughton and will be felt throughout this part of East Yorkshire. We are very aware that our schools, local businesses and especially our families with mortgages will suffer as a result of this decision.

Our local church congregations are committed to support the BAE workforce as they come to terms with this terrible news. We will do all that is possible to offer our continuing spiritual and practical care both now and in the long term for all those affected. In the meanwhile we offer our heartfelt love and prayers to all who are devastated by BAE's choice.

Revd Dr David Perry
Superintendent Methodist Minister

Revd Richard Walker
Vicar of Elloughton and Brough with Brantingham

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