Rolls-Royce have confirmed that more than 3,000 workers in the UK have applied for redundancy and most will leave within two months.
Two months ago, Rolls-Royce said that they are cutting 9,000 jobs and warned UK factories will be hit the worse.
Chief executive Warren East said, “These are exceptional times. The Covid-19 pandemic has created a historic shock in civil aviation which will take several years to recover,”
He added, “We are taking steps to resize our Civil Aerospace business to adapt to lower medium-term demand from customers and help secure our future.
“This means we have had to take the very difficult decision to lose people who have helped us become the company we are and who have been proud to work for Rolls-Royce.”
“It is my first priority to treat everyone – whether they are leaving or staying – with dignity and respect.”