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Jobs secured as BAE ramps up production

HUNDREDS of defence jobs have been secured after BAE Systems announced it was to quadruple the production of parts for a fighter plane.

The company, which has a site in Samlesbury, wants to increase output from one completed unit per week to one per day by 2018.

The move is expected to safeguard the 2,000 jobs at the Ribble Valley site which are part of the F-35 plane programme.

BAE currently produces around 42 units a year and is aiming to make just under 200 a year in five years time.

The news comes as BAE also revealed that the Lancashire Enterprise Zone - based at the site and due to open in 2015 - has its first company signed up.

The project has recently received £12.4million from the government’s Local Investment Fund, while BAE has invested £150million at the Samlesbury site over the past five years.

Chairman of the East Lancashire Chamber of Trade, Mike Damms said: “This is great news that has been long hoped for.

“It confirms the orders are coming through and is securing jobs for years to come.

“Realistically, aerospace works on a 25-year cycle, so we can hang our pick on that and build.

“It has consequences for the supply chain and for the local communities.

“The news puts down a marker to say that the enterprise zone is doing well and that BAE will continue to be the major driving force.

“It gives the general mood of optimism.”

Andrew Stephenson, MP for Pendle, said: “We have numerous aerospace companies across East Lancashire who are part of the BAE supply chain and this will be a huge boost to them.

“It is very important that we do not underestimate the importance of BAE for the supply chain.

“And it is also worth bearing in mind those that supply the supply chain.

“Aerospace component companies in East Lancashire who supply BAE are supported by maintenance companies and their employees use local shops for their lunches etc. The trickle down is huge.”

Since 2008, BAE has lost 4,500 members of staff through voluntary redundancy and the news of job security was welcomed by union leader Phil Entwistle who said: “We are still delivering and the other good news is that yesterday (FRI), the company put out an external advert for a range of opportunities.

“It is a long time coming considering, over the last four years, we have been facing redundancies.

“There is more of a positive feel around BAE after all the years of fighting against redundancies.”

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3:56pm Sat 5 Oct 13

2 for 5p says...

Blood Money.
Blood Money. 2 for 5p
  • Score: -12

5:10pm Sat 5 Oct 13

Chris P Bacon says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Blood Money.
In what way is it 'blood money' oh venerable one? We look forward to you showing us the error of our ways.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Blood Money.[/p][/quote]In what way is it 'blood money' oh venerable one? We look forward to you showing us the error of our ways. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 8

6:28pm Sat 5 Oct 13

Chris P Bacon says...

We're (not were, where or ware, numbnuts) waiting, tuppence ha'penny.
We're (not were, where or ware, numbnuts) waiting, tuppence ha'penny. Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 6

7:22pm Sat 5 Oct 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Blood Money.
2 for 5p also has a vast knowledge of the Mental Health system, now I learn he also knows all about the Military Arms Business, doffs my cap again to your amazing worldly knowledge. The average lay person would just think you was a Kn0b Head but I know different.
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: Blood Money.[/p][/quote]2 for 5p also has a vast knowledge of the Mental Health system, now I learn he also knows all about the Military Arms Business, doffs my cap again to your amazing worldly knowledge. The average lay person would just think you was a Kn0b Head but I know different. Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 8

8:12pm Sat 5 Oct 13

trevhd says...

Everybody should be happy that highly skilled jobs are being saved and created in a time when the UK is still having problems with high unemployment .Blood money my ar** more people are killed by cars than these aircraft every year .
Everybody should be happy that highly skilled jobs are being saved and created in a time when the UK is still having problems with high unemployment .Blood money my ar** more people are killed by cars than these aircraft every year . trevhd
  • Score: 5

9:25pm Sat 5 Oct 13

2 for 5p says...

The arms industry and Defence spending in this country is purley a way that surplus money from the treasurer is creamed off and distributed to the controlling and ruling classes.
You that work within this industry in whatever way are coming home every day with blood on your hands. Just think about it , this rot hole of a country has always got a beef with some other country. It is even taken to the extremes that when there's no other country to be in conflict with they then go murdering our own citizens. Remember Northern Ireland during the 60s 70s and 80s.
And before you go pointing out Grammer mistakes save it for someone who gives a ****
The arms industry and Defence spending in this country is purley a way that surplus money from the treasurer is creamed off and distributed to the controlling and ruling classes. You that work within this industry in whatever way are coming home every day with blood on your hands. Just think about it , this rot hole of a country has always got a beef with some other country. It is even taken to the extremes that when there's no other country to be in conflict with they then go murdering our own citizens. Remember Northern Ireland during the 60s 70s and 80s. And before you go pointing out Grammer mistakes save it for someone who gives a **** 2 for 5p
  • Score: -14

10:21pm Sat 5 Oct 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

2 for 5p wrote:
The arms industry and Defence spending in this country is purley a way that surplus money from the treasurer is creamed off and distributed to the controlling and ruling classes.
You that work within this industry in whatever way are coming home every day with blood on your hands. Just think about it , this rot hole of a country has always got a beef with some other country. It is even taken to the extremes that when there's no other country to be in conflict with they then go murdering our own citizens. Remember Northern Ireland during the 60s 70s and 80s.
And before you go pointing out Grammer mistakes save it for someone who gives a ****
Do you really think we would live a life we live now without the defence systems we have in place. Get real 2 for 5p we would have been invaded so many times your mum would have been raped many times and you would be now known as 100 for 1p
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: The arms industry and Defence spending in this country is purley a way that surplus money from the treasurer is creamed off and distributed to the controlling and ruling classes. You that work within this industry in whatever way are coming home every day with blood on your hands. Just think about it , this rot hole of a country has always got a beef with some other country. It is even taken to the extremes that when there's no other country to be in conflict with they then go murdering our own citizens. Remember Northern Ireland during the 60s 70s and 80s. And before you go pointing out Grammer mistakes save it for someone who gives a ****[/p][/quote]Do you really think we would live a life we live now without the defence systems we have in place. Get real 2 for 5p we would have been invaded so many times your mum would have been raped many times and you would be now known as 100 for 1p Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 10

10:46pm Sat 5 Oct 13

sugar is sweet says...

Michael@ClitheroeSin
ce58
wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
The arms industry and Defence spending in this country is purley a way that surplus money from the treasurer is creamed off and distributed to the controlling and ruling classes.
You that work within this industry in whatever way are coming home every day with blood on your hands. Just think about it , this rot hole of a country has always got a beef with some other country. It is even taken to the extremes that when there's no other country to be in conflict with they then go murdering our own citizens. Remember Northern Ireland during the 60s 70s and 80s.
And before you go pointing out Grammer mistakes save it for someone who gives a ****
Do you really think we would live a life we live now without the defence systems we have in place. Get real 2 for 5p we would have been invaded so many times your mum would have been raped many times and you would be now known as 100 for 1p
Well said, time for a change in Blackburn.
[quote][p][bold]Michael@ClitheroeSin ce58[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: The arms industry and Defence spending in this country is purley a way that surplus money from the treasurer is creamed off and distributed to the controlling and ruling classes. You that work within this industry in whatever way are coming home every day with blood on your hands. Just think about it , this rot hole of a country has always got a beef with some other country. It is even taken to the extremes that when there's no other country to be in conflict with they then go murdering our own citizens. Remember Northern Ireland during the 60s 70s and 80s. And before you go pointing out Grammer mistakes save it for someone who gives a ****[/p][/quote]Do you really think we would live a life we live now without the defence systems we have in place. Get real 2 for 5p we would have been invaded so many times your mum would have been raped many times and you would be now known as 100 for 1p[/p][/quote]Well said, time for a change in Blackburn. sugar is sweet
  • Score: 12

10:55pm Sat 5 Oct 13

CALLENDER CHESNEY says...

Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed!
Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed! CALLENDER CHESNEY
  • Score: 6

11:24pm Sat 5 Oct 13

2 for 5p says...

CALLENDER CHESNEY wrote:
Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed!
That's the comments of a scab.
Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it.

Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.
[quote][p][bold]CALLENDER CHESNEY[/bold] wrote: Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed![/p][/quote]That's the comments of a scab. Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it. Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free. 2 for 5p
  • Score: -9

12:20am Sun 6 Oct 13

Michael@ClitheroeSince58 says...

2 for 5p wrote:
CALLENDER CHESNEY wrote:
Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed!
That's the comments of a scab.
Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it.

Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.
But your a loan shark
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CALLENDER CHESNEY[/bold] wrote: Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed![/p][/quote]That's the comments of a scab. Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it. Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.[/p][/quote]But your a loan shark Michael@ClitheroeSince58
  • Score: 4

1:32am Sun 6 Oct 13

F35-B* says...

I work on the F-35 so think that this is great news, it means that I will be employed for many more years and the local economy will benefit. Yes 2 for 5p you are right the aircraft we produce do create fear. "Avoid war through the threat of force". or "walk quietely but carry a big stick" comes to mind.
I work on the F-35 so think that this is great news, it means that I will be employed for many more years and the local economy will benefit. Yes 2 for 5p you are right the aircraft we produce do create fear. "Avoid war through the threat of force". or "walk quietely but carry a big stick" comes to mind. F35-B*
  • Score: 7

7:50am Sun 6 Oct 13

Bramley Meade Boy says...

2 for 5p wrote:
CALLENDER CHESNEY wrote:
Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed!
That's the comments of a scab.
Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it.

Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.
He's a scab? On what basis?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CALLENDER CHESNEY[/bold] wrote: Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed![/p][/quote]That's the comments of a scab. Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it. Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.[/p][/quote]He's a scab? On what basis? Bramley Meade Boy
  • Score: 4

8:06am Sun 6 Oct 13

Chris P Bacon says...

2 for 5p wrote:
CALLENDER CHESNEY wrote:
Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed!
That's the comments of a scab.
Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it.

Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.
Why is he a scab? How did I miss the call for pickets? And ANYone can hide behind a screen so when you claim to have picked up a '63 plate', everyone's attitude is 'oh aye?' With your appalling grammAr (not grammEr as you claim above), there's simply no way you could inveigle your way in to a position that would provide enough for you to buy even the cheapest new car. Unless you mean you repo'd one off a credit defaulter?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CALLENDER CHESNEY[/bold] wrote: Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed![/p][/quote]That's the comments of a scab. Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it. Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.[/p][/quote]Why is he a scab? How did I miss the call for pickets? And ANYone can hide behind a screen so when you claim to have picked up a '63 plate', everyone's attitude is 'oh aye?' With your appalling grammAr (not grammEr as you claim above), there's simply no way you could inveigle your way in to a position that would provide enough for you to buy even the cheapest new car. Unless you mean you repo'd one off a credit defaulter? Chris P Bacon
  • Score: 5

8:34am Sun 6 Oct 13

happycyclist says...

I agree with 2 for 5p.

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -George Santayana.

We as a nation will never have peace as long as we remain part of the problem, and the arms industry is part of the problem. Those same engineers at BAE could just as easily be making equipment that will improve people's lives rather than destroying them. Yes it's good for the local economy, but it's debatable as to whether it's in Britain's long-term economic interest to manufacture arms, and it's certainly not in the greater interest of the human race.
I agree with 2 for 5p. "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it" -George Santayana. We as a nation will never have peace as long as we remain part of the problem, and the arms industry is part of the problem. Those same engineers at BAE could just as easily be making equipment that will improve people's lives rather than destroying them. Yes it's good for the local economy, but it's debatable as to whether it's in Britain's long-term economic interest to manufacture arms, and it's certainly not in the greater interest of the human race. happycyclist
  • Score: -7

6:55pm Sun 6 Oct 13

sen c b l says...

War lovers despite the technology you possess time is catching up of a far more superior race that will force you on your knees. Do not think its thousand years ahead but several decades. If you morons were a nation of peace there would be no fear but because we are a nation of hate and peace imitators with the sole goal of invading others you ripe what you sow. If y

Get counting as the clock seconds pointer ticks away.

Now imitators let's have the thumbs down.
War lovers despite the technology you possess time is catching up of a far more superior race that will force you on your knees. Do not think its thousand years ahead but several decades. If you morons were a nation of peace there would be no fear but because we are a nation of hate and peace imitators with the sole goal of invading others you ripe what you sow. If y Get counting as the clock seconds pointer ticks away. Now imitators let's have the thumbs down. sen c b l
  • Score: 0

8:32pm Sun 6 Oct 13

2 for 5p says...

Bramley Meade Boy wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
CALLENDER CHESNEY wrote:
Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed!
That's the comments of a scab.
Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it.

Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.
He's a scab? On what basis?
He is a scab because he is selfish, selfish people are the ones who cross picket lines.
[quote][p][bold]Bramley Meade Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CALLENDER CHESNEY[/bold] wrote: Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed![/p][/quote]That's the comments of a scab. Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it. Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.[/p][/quote]He's a scab? On what basis?[/p][/quote]He is a scab because he is selfish, selfish people are the ones who cross picket lines. 2 for 5p
  • Score: -1

9:10pm Sun 6 Oct 13

Bramley Meade Boy says...

2 for 5p wrote:
Bramley Meade Boy wrote:
2 for 5p wrote:
CALLENDER CHESNEY wrote:
Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed!
That's the comments of a scab.
Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it.

Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.
He's a scab? On what basis?
He is a scab because he is selfish, selfish people are the ones who cross picket lines.
Thanks for the clarification.

*snigger*

Not long ago you got all giddy when there was a threat of redundancies at BAe and responded to the article by saying you were glad as they were all snobs that worked there. Why did you not mention your dislike of BAe for ethical reasons on that occasion, did it slip you mind or was it, like I suspect, your childish jealousy of anyone who has a decent paid job with good working conditions? I bet it's like a dagger through your heart knowing that there will be loads of overtime and bonuses coming their way.

You're quite an embarrassment really, aren't you?
[quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Bramley Meade Boy[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]2 for 5p[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]CALLENDER CHESNEY[/bold] wrote: Hi 2p for 5p. I work for the supply chain to F35 and next week I pick up my 63 plate car thanks to my hard earned money. Is it blood money?, I do not care, so get stuffed![/p][/quote]That's the comments of a scab. Inocent people all over the world will be living in fear because of you. Think about that when you pick up your new car. You are a enemy ofworking people all over the world . One day. You will regret it. Ps I got my 63 plate on the 4th sept and my hands are blood free.[/p][/quote]He's a scab? On what basis?[/p][/quote]He is a scab because he is selfish, selfish people are the ones who cross picket lines.[/p][/quote]Thanks for the clarification. *snigger* Not long ago you got all giddy when there was a threat of redundancies at BAe and responded to the article by saying you were glad as they were all snobs that worked there. Why did you not mention your dislike of BAe for ethical reasons on that occasion, did it slip you mind or was it, like I suspect, your childish jealousy of anyone who has a decent paid job with good working conditions? I bet it's like a dagger through your heart knowing that there will be loads of overtime and bonuses coming their way. You're quite an embarrassment really, aren't you? Bramley Meade Boy
  • Score: 7

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