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200 Job Losses Announced At Bombardier Belfast

Thursday, October 27, 2016

200 Job Losses Announced At Bombardier Belfast

We are committed to minimising the impact of these job losses on our members and will continue to engage with MPs to mitigate any more job losses says GMB

Bombardier has confirmed plans to make a further 200 redundancies at its site in Northern Ireland. Bombardier, which specialises in aerospace and transport manufacture, has said that they expect to complete the redundancies in the next few months.

The announced job losses are part of 1,080 cuts announced in February and follow news last week (Friday 21 October) that the company planned to cut a further 7,500 jobs globally in the next two years.

GMB will now take part in consultation with Bombardier to mitigate the need for compulsory redundancies.

Michael Mulholland, GMB regional organiser, said:

"GMB is deeply disappointed by today’s announcement. Job losses are always saddening but they’re even more difficult when they happen to a workforce that has already had more than its fair share of hardship.

“GMB is committed to minimising the impact of these job losses on our members and will continue to engage with MPs at Stormont to try and mitigate any more job losses from Northern Ireland’s manufacturing industry.”

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Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or press.office@gmb.org.uk

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