Bombardier refuses to exclude UK personnel because the restructuring of companies could make nearly 5,000 unemployed
Bombardier refuses to exclude UK personnel because corporate restructuring could make nearly 5,000 people unemployed
City & Finance Reporter for the Daily Mail
Bombardier refused to exclude job losses in the United Kingdom because the airline announced plans to maintain 5000 roles.
The Canadian company is restructuring globally to save £ 146 million and has not said where jobs will go.
Approximately 4,000 people work at the Bombardier office in Belfast, of which a quarter work on the Airbus A220 (C-series) line.
Bombardier plans to reduce approximately 5,000 jobs globally and refused to exclude that some of these vacancies will be done within the United Kingdom
The future of the site states: & # 39; We will communicate with our employees in more detail in the coming weeks. & # 39;
The cutbacks will be made in the next 12 to 18 months and Bombardier will also sell assets worth around £ 525 million, including the Q-Series aircraft program and the De Havilland trademark.
About 1,000 jobs were lost in the Belfast plant in 2016 and 375 last year.
Chief executive Alain Bellemare said: & # 39; We have initiated the next set of actions necessary to leverage the full potential of the Bombardier portfolio. & # 39;