Bombardier Aviation announced last week that it would adjust its workforce
to align with current market conditions reflecting the extraordinary industry
interruptions and challenges caused by COVID-19. We have now reviewed
our requirements in Belfast for all of our aircraft programmes and regret to
confirm that we must adjust our core workforce levels downwards by
around 400 to align with market demand for the remainder of this year
and through 2021.
Around 400 Bombardier core employee jobs in Northern Ireland are
currently at risk of redundancy. The company will be lodging a formal
HR1 redundancy notice with the Department for the Economy, following
which there will be a 90-day consultation period when we will explore
opportunities to mitigate the number of redundancies.
We deeply regret the impact this will have on our workforce and their families,
but it is crucial that we resize our business in line with market realities in
these unprecedented circumstances.