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Concerns for Bombardier jobs in NI amid global cuts

Bombardier has announced plans to cut 5,000 jobs globally, leading to concerns for workers in Northern Ireland. Credit: Press Eye

Bombardier has announced plans to cut 5,000 jobs globally, leading to concerns for workers in Northern Ireland.

The Canadian aerospace firm is hoping to "streamline” and “simplify” as part of a restructuring initiative aimed at saving £146m.

Bombardier currently employs some 5,500 people in Northern Ireland, including around 4,000 in its Belfast factory.

It hasn’t specified where the job cuts will be made, but isn’t ruling out cuts in the UK.

When asked about the Belfast operations, a spokeswoman told PA: "Following Bombardier's announcement today, we will take the necessary time to evaluate what this means for our aerostructures and engineering services business.

"We will communicate with our employees in more detail over the coming weeks."

The union GMB said they will “fight tooth and nail” to protect Bombardier jobs in Northern Ireland.

“GMB demands answers from Bombardier for our members in Northern Ireland,” said spokesperson Michael Mullholland.

“They have already suffered months of uncertainty following Trump’s tariffs – now they are under the cosh again.

“Bombardier jobs are crucial to Belfast’s economy and GMB will fight tooth and nail to save them.”