Job cuts in Bombardier restructure

Published Thursday, 24 July 2014
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Bombardier has announced a major restructuring which will see its workforce reduced by almost 2,000 people across its global operations.

The company, which employs over 35,000 workers around the world including in Northern Ireland, is to cut 5% of its staff as part of the move.

A spokeswoman, speaking to UTV from Bombardier's Canadian headquarters said the roles would be among workers involved in indirect functions of the company, such as administrators, finance workers and communications staff.

She added: "This affects staff not involved in manufacturing.

"It will mean a reduction of 15% in those departments, which will equal approximately 1,800 roles.

"It will be across all areas and in all geographies.

"This reorganisation has only just been announced and it is far too early to say exactly how many people and where the jobs will be affected."

Officials in Bombardier's Belfast-based operation, which employs 6,000 people the majority of which in manufacture, said they are assessing the impact of the announcement but added that it is too early to tell if jobs would be affected in NI.

A spokeswoman added: "In Belfast we handle very complex and specific manufacturing and the Belfast operations are an integral and valuable part of the Bombardier group."

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Niall in Tyrone wrote (150 days ago):
I may be wrong but was it not long ago invest belfast, sorry I mean Invest NI gave this group money?
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