Bom­bardier work­ers cam­paign in Lon­don

The Irish Times - Business - - MARKETS - FRANCESS McDON­NELL

Bom­bardier work­ers from Belfast are hop­ing Bri­tish MPs took no­tice of a gi­ant ban­ner out­side the House of Com­mons in Lon­don yes­ter­day urg­ing them to help safe­guard jobs in North­ern Ire­land.

The trade union Unite, to­gether with work­ers from Belfast, or­gan­ised the ban­ner to help pub­li­cise that 4,500 jobs could be un­der threat long term in the North as a re­sult of plans by the United States Depart­ment of Com­merce to slap new tar­iffs on Bom­bardier air­craft sold in the US. The com­merce depart­ment wants to im­pose new taxes to­talling 300 per cent on ev­ery Bom­bardier C Se­ries air­craft sold in the US.

The Cana­dian group’s Belfast’s op­er­a­tions de­sign, man­u­fac­ture and as­sem­ble the ad­vanced composite wings for the C Se­ries air­craft.

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