Bombardier workers campaign in London
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.