10/12/2015

Bombardier Workers Reject Pay Offer

Bombardier workers in Northern Ireland have rejected a pay offer.

The employees had been asked to take a two year pay freeze and work for an extra hour every Friday.

88% of Unite members rejected the proposal.

Davy Thompson from Unite union said: "While we recognise that Bombardier faces exceptional cash-flow pressures, the membership of Unite has exercised their democratic right in relation to this offer.

"We will now seek to engage with management in order to progress this matter further."
News Image
In a statement, Bombardier said: "The company very much regrets that the offer it tabled aimed at cutting costs and contributing to the competitiveness of our Northern Ireland operations was not accepted by the workforce.

"It is vital that we reduce our costs significantly if we are to sustain our business here and ultimately protect jobs in the long term. The company remains open to engaging with the Trade Unions in order to find a resolution.

"We will continue to look at measures to reduce our costs and improve our competitiveness."

(CD/LM)

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

02 December 2020
Executive Urged To Make One-Off 'Gratitude' Payment To Healthcare Workers
The Northern Ireland Executive has been urged to follow the lead of the Scottish government and provide a one off payment to their health and care sector staff of £500. Making the call, SDLP Health Spokesperson Colin McGrath said: "We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our health and care workers.
20 November 2020
'Urgent Clarification' Needed For Cross-Border Workers - SF
The Government has been asked to "urgently clarify" issues with the upcoming permit scheme for cross-border workers which will go live at the end of the Brexit transition period.
11 March 2020
Flybe Workers To Rally At Stormont
Flybe workers will today hold a rally at Stormont to demand government intervention to secure their jobs. A trade union has called on the Northern Ireland Executive to defend the long-term connectivity of Belfast, including the now under-threat roles at Belfast City Airport.
19 May 2021
Hovis Pay Talks End 'Without Success'
Discussions aimed at bringing an end to the Hovis bread strike have ended "without success" according to Unite the union. Picket lines will remain in force at Hovis' Apollo Road site as bread shortages mount across retail outlets in NI.
13 November 2020
New Support Fund Announced For Taxi-Drivers
A new £14 million support scheme for taxi-drivers has been announced by Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon.