30/10/2015

Investment In Bombardier's CSeries Will Help Safeguard Jobs - Unite

Funding of US$1bn for Bombardier's CSeries from Quebec Provincial Government funding will help safeguard workers jobs in Northern Ireland, according to Unite the union.
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Davy Thompson, Unite Regional Coordinating Officer said: "It is widely known that Bombardier's CSeries has experienced delays in generating the sales initially envisaged and that this has resulted in pressures on the company’s balance-sheet leading to speculation about the company’s future. This has been particularly concerning for the workforce in Northern Ireland, where Bombardier is the largest manufacturing employer.

"Unite commends the Quebec government on their willingness to intervene to support this strategically important industry. Their action demonstrates how government can safeguard employment and support the manufacturing sector; it is a lesson that politicians in Stormont should heed in regard to the manufacturing sector here which continues to struggle with high energy costs and the effects of the low euro. "

(CD)

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