UK fears as Bombardier to axe 5,000 jobs
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