HUNDREDS of Airbus factory workers staged a mass rally over the planemaker's plans to axe 10,000 jobs across Europe.
They gathered at Chester Town Hall to show the company the strength of feeling over the cuts.
A total of 1,600 jobs are going in the UK, about half of which are at Broughton where wings for the A380 superjumbo are built.
Airbus employs about 7,000 people, including many from Ellesmere Port.
On Friday about 250 work-ers crammed into the hall to hear politicians and union leaders pledge support.
Outside hundreds more gathered to hear their messages via loudspeakers.
As yet Broughton has not secured carbon composite manufacturing capability for the future A350.
Although they have received assurances it will re-main the core centre for wing making, unions are worried.
The action took place alongside thousands of Airbus workers in France, Germany and Spain who also stopped work in a series of co-ordinated demonstrations.
In response to the workers' day of action, Airbus said its restructuring 'lays the foundation to create a new Airbus, more efficient, fully integrated and supported by a network of partners'.