Concerns following Bombardier job loss announcement

21 November 2018

East Belfast MP Gavin Robinson has expressed concern following the announcement of 490 job losses by Bombardier in Belfast.

Gavin Robinson MP

Spokesman on Justice, Home Affairs and Human Rights.

Gavin Robinson

Mr Robinson spoke to Michael Ryan from Bombardier this morning and afterwards he said,

“The news a few weeks ago that Bombardier planned to cut 5,000 jobs across its worldwide operations obviously caused concern amongst the local workforce in Belfast. My thoughts today are primarily with those who now face an uncertain future and I hope the company will do everything possible to minimise the number of compulsory redundancies.

There has been a huge amount of positivity surrounding the joint programme with Airbus on the A220, including a series of orders which I believe will continue and grow in the future. Bombardier is obviously making difficult decisions to ensure the future vibrancy of their operation globally. I will continue to assist the company and the Unions to support sustainability and future growth of the workforce in Northern Ireland.”

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