UK fears as Bom­bardier to axe 5,000 jobs

Western Morning News - - Westcountry Business -

Bom­bardier has re­fused to rule out job cuts in the UK as the aero­space firm an­nounced plans to axe 5,000 roles.

The Cana­dian com­pany said is to “stream­line, lean out and sim­plify the com­pany” as part of a re­struc­tur­ing ini­tia­tive to save 250 mil­lion Cana­dian dol­lars (£146 mil­lion). Bom­bardier said did not spec­ify where the axe would fall.

Around 4,000 peo­ple are em­ployed at Bom­bardier’s Belfast oper­a­tion, with a quar­ter work­ing on the Air­bus A220 (C-Se­ries) line.

When asked about the Belfast op­er­a­tions, a spokes­woman said: “Fol­low­ing Bom­bardier’s an­nounce­ment, we will take the nec­es­sary time to eval­u­ate what this means for our aerostruc­tures and en­gi­neer­ing ser­vices busi­ness.”

Bom­bardier have re­fused to rule out job cuts in the UK af­ter an­nounc­ing plans to axe 5,000 roles

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