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Bombardier To Cut 490 Jobs At Belfast Plant

November 21, 2018 / Airwise

The cuts to the 4,000 it employs in Belfast are part of Bombardier’s previously announced plans to reduce its global workforce by 5,000. Many of the redundancies are expected to come from the company’s Canadian operations, with most from its train division.The Belfast layoffs due in February or March next year come after a review of manpower requirements, Bombardier said.Most of the Northern Ireland workforce are based at a fuselage and wing production plant in the city.The Unite union described the redundancies as a bombshell and a heavy blow for the local economy. The layoffs represent more than 10 percent of the total workforce, it said.Unite’s Irish Regional Secretary Jackie Pollock said the jobs under threat range across all skillsets and occupations and don’t include further job losses among agency workers and sub-contractors.