Bookmark and Share
11/10/2017

Bombardier Workers To Meet With MPs In London

A number of Bombardier workers from Belfast are travelling to London to meet with MPs to press the government to defend jobs at the firm.

Boeing has accused Bombardier of selling its C-Series jet below cost price in the US.

The US later hit Bombardier with 300% tariffs in its trade dispute with Boeing.

The wings for the C-Series are made in Belfast.

Bombardier employs over 4,000 people in Northern Irleand and it has put their jobs at risk.
News Image
Union officials will also accompany the Belfast workers who are expected to meet Business Secretary Greg Clark.

DUP MLa Gavin Robinson said: "It is vital that our Government now does step up efforts, alongside the Canadian administration as we move towards the next stage in this process in February. Similarly it is important that the workers both in Belfast and in Canada know that there are meaningful and genuine consequences in store should there not be an adequate resolution to this case."

(CD/JP)

Related Northern Ireland News Stories
Click here for the latest headlines.

10 October 2017
Brokenshire: Some Progress Made On Talks But Still No Deal
The two main political parties in Northern Ireland have made some progress on aspects of language and culture in talks to restore a power-sharing government, according to the Secretary of State. James Brokenshire said the DUP and Sinn Féin had not reached a deal yet and "clear differences remain".
22 February 2010
Belfast Aircraft Maker Signs Contractors
Contracts have been awarded to two UK companies for work on Northern Ireland-based Bombardier's CSeries commercial aircraft programme. Representing a major investment by the Belfast aircraft engineering firm, the deal with GKN Aerospace will see it supplying the winglet for the CSeries aircraft from its composites centre on the Isle of Wight.
08 April 2004
Bombardier announces £33m Belfast investment
Bombardier has announced that it is to invest £33 million in two aircraft programmes at its Belfast plant. The two projects will provide components for the Bombardier Learjet 40, a six to seven seat light business jet, and the 12-19 seat long range Bombardier Global 5000 business jet.
17 September 2013
Bombardier CSeries First Flight Welcomed
First Minister Peter Robinson MLA and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA have welcomed the first flight of Bombardier's CS100 aircraft in Canada.
25 June 2009
Businesses Urged To Be High Flyers
Local companies should exploit potentially lucrative subcontract opportunities with international suppliers for Bombardier Aerospace's new CSeries aircraft programme.
17 June 2009
Aircraft Order Boost For Belfast
East Belfast engineering is taking off this week with news of further orders that will boost the local Bombardier facility.
26 October 2001
Bombardier unveil Global 5000 business jet
Bombardier have unveiled their latest intercontinental business jet, the Bombardier Global 5000, with which they will aim to set new standards in the super-large jet niche market.
02 July 2002
Bombardier boost job skills in West Belfast
Bombardier Aerospace has announced two more programmes as part of a major skills initiative to improve employment prospects for people in the West Belfast/Greater Shankill area.
01 November 2007
Graduate Skills In Demand
Well-qualified graduates are still very much in demand in the local economy. According to Jean Stirrup, Head of Careers, Employability and Skills at Queen's University, demand from employers continues to rise.
21 November 2002
IFI representatives to meet with Richardsons workers
North Belfast SDLP assembly member Alban Maginness has welcomed an announcement that representatives of the Irish government and ICI are to meet with workers from Richardsons Fertilisers on Friday.
12 April 2013
East Belfast Benefits From Bombardier Order
Belfast's Bombardier airline manufacturing plant is set to receive a boost following news that that Porter Airlines has agreed to purchase 12 CS100 airliners, with options for an additional 18 CS100 aircraft. The wings of the C-series aircraft are built at the factory in East Belfast.
13 May 2005
Around 1,700 new jobs set for Shorts
Around 1,700 new jobs could be created after leading aerospace firm Bombardier announced a £180 million investment programme for its Belfast base at Shorts. The company said it had signed a Letter of Intent with the Government relating to the new "CSeries" family of aircraft which would see part of the aircraft built in Belfast.
17 November 2009
Belfast Aerospace Base 'Takes Off'
NI's construction and engineering sectors 'merged' today as the first bricks were laid in a state-of-the-art aircraft wing manufacturing and assembly facility in east Belfast.
11 October 2017
Teen Charged With Blackmail And Threats To Kill
A teenager has been charged with blackmail, making threats to kill and making threats to damage property. The 19-year-old male was arrested in east Belfast on Tuesday, 10 October. He was detained by the Paramilitary Crime Task Force as part of an investigation into serious crime.
12 March 2010
Aircraft Apprentices 'Key To Success'
The role of local aeronautical apprentices has been praised. During a visit to Bombardier Aerospace, the Stormont Employment and Learning Minister, Sir Reg Empey was updated on the progress of the company's new CSeries aircraft programme, for which Belfast is designing and manufacturing the wing.