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Bombardier set to axe almost 100 jobs

by LLB staff reporter
18th Aug 20 2:37 pm

Bombardier’s aircraft manufacturing plant in Belfast have announced the potential of 95 redundancies on Tuesday afternoon.

This comes as the company announced two months ago that 400 core staff and over 200 contractors were to be lost.

The company said in a statement, “Following our June announcement of a workforce reduction as a result of extraordinary industry interruptions and challenges caused by Covid-19, we have completed another review of our Belfast requirements for all our aircraft programmes.

“In light of additional softening of market demand for the remainder of this year and through 2021, we regret to confirm that we must make a further downward adjustment to our workforce levels.

“An additional 95 Bombardier core employee jobs in Northern Ireland are 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 30-day consultation period when we will explore every opportunity to mitigate the number of redundancies.

“We deeply regret the impact this will have on our workforce and their families, but it is essential we align our business with current market realities to ensure we have a sustainable long-term future.”

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