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Bombardier braces for over 600 job losses

by LLB Reporter
11th Jun 20 3:59 pm

Bombardier’s aircraft manufacturing plant in Belfast are set to cut over 600 jobs due to the decline in the aviation industry.

The aircraft manufacturer are planning redundancies of more than 400 core members with over 200 contractors.

Bombardier Aviation said the “extraordinary industry interruptions and challenges” amid the pandemic.

Last week the company announced they are planning 2,500 redundancies globally across their aviation operations.

A Bombardier spokeswoman said, “Bombardier Aviation announced last week that it would adjust its workforce to align with current market conditions reflecting the extraordinary industry interruptions and challenges caused by Covid-19.

“We have now reviewed our requirements in Belfast for all of our aircraft programmes and regret to confirm that we must adjust our core workforce levels downwards by around 400 to align with market demand for the remainder of this year and through 2021.

“Around 400 Bombardier core employee jobs in Northern Ireland are currently at risk of redundancy.

“The company will be lodging a formal HR1 redundancy notice with the Department for the Economy, following which there will be a 90-day consultation period when we will explore opportunities to mitigate the number of redundancies.

“We deeply regret the impact this will have on our workforce and their families, but it is crucial that we resize our business in line with market realities in these unprecedented circumstances.”

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