Task force offers jobs hope to axed BAE staff

first_imgTask force offers jobs hope to axed BAE staffOn 7 Aug 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article A task force to help 1,000 staff being made redundant at Clydesideshipbuilder BAE Systems Marine is to try to find them jobs in the defencesector. The group, comprising members of the Scottish Executive, the ScottishOffice, BAE Systems, the STUC and local trade union members, is to assess thetransferable skills of the employers who are to be axed. BAE’s HR director, Susan Binnersley, who is playing a key role in the taskforce, said “We are doing a skills and capabilities analysis to assesswhere retraining opportunities exist and broadening the perspective from notjust being about shipbuilding but looking at opportunities in the defence sectoras a whole.” The redundancies will be phased in from October to Christmas. The taskforcehopes to produce an interim study before this process starts, with a finalreport to be completed by December. Binnersley added, “Shipbuilding is too small an activity to talk aboutit separately from its part within defence in BAE Systems. I understand thefeelings about the culture but if we are talking about long-term security weneed to broaden our outlook.” Task force members have already met their counterparts from Motorola whichhas redeployed many of its staff. About one third of the 3,100 Motorola employees who are losing their jobs atthe Bathgate plant in Scotland have already been found jobs thanks to the taskforce. By Colin Wright Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more