Unite disappointed as Bombardier could cut sixty agency staff jobs

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Davy Thompson, Unite RCO (NI)

Union will continue engagement with company to seek to safeguard Belfast employment

January 7th: Davy Thompson, Regional Coordinating Officer with responsibility for the workforce expressed his regret that Bombardier announced that up to sixty agency jobs could be lost in the company’s Complementary Labour Force:

“These job losses would be another blow for the Northern Ireland manufacturing sector and come on the back of significant job loss announcements elsewhere across Northern Ireland at the end of last year. This announcement highlights the scale of the ongoing challenges facing the sector.

“Not enough is being done to ensure that the jobs currently being lost in this sector are replaced with jobs of a similar standing. Unite will be holding a rally in Ballymena, an area that has been ravaged by closures and job losses, on Saturday 6th February to offer our members, young people and the local community an opportunity to vent their frustrations against what they see as a total failure of Stormont to introduce a relevant and cohesive approach to manufacturing within Northern Ireland”, Mr Thompson concluded.

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