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Airbus axes over 1,400 jobs in North Wales amid the pandemic

by LLB staff reporter

Aerospace giant Airbus have announced their plans to cut around 1,700 job at their North Wales plant over the impact of the pandemic.

Airbus said they have started talks on their “adaption plan” which was unveiled earlier this week due to the collapse in air travel.

The company will axe 1,435 jobs at the Broughton, North Wales plant who make wings for Airbus, with a further 295 at their Filton plant in Bristol.

Airbus said in a statement, “These figures include integrated corporate functions which support all divisions in the UK.

“This split reflects the significant impact the Covid crisis has had on the UK’s commercial aircraft manufacturing activities which are concentrated in Broughton.

“Airbus will continue to meet regularly with its trade union partners in the UK in order to identify solutions that will help us implement this adaptation while minimising the social impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the company.”

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