Cheshire news Airbus UK to lose 1,700 jobs as industry adapts to post-Covid world MetiNews.Com
MetiNews.Com - Job losses will be split between Broughton and Filton near Bristol
Breaking News ! Airbus has announced 1,700 jobs will be axed from its UK operation affecting employees at the Broughton wing factory. The impact of coronavirus on the commercial airline industry has seen activity plummet by a massive 40%. Jobs will be lost across the pan-European aerospace corporation with 5,000 positions going in France, 5,100 in Germany, 900 in Spain and 1,300 at other worldwide sites as well as the cuts in the UK. In this country the 1,700 job losses will hit Broughton, just over the border in North Wales, which currently employs about 6,080 employees and Filton, near Bristol, where just under 3,200 staff are based. The split between the two sites has not yet been revealed. The Broughton Airbus site (Image: Ian Cooper) Air traffic is not expected to recover to pre-COVID levels before 2023 and potentially as late as 2025. Adapting to this new world means a total of 15,000 will be lost from the entire workforce no later than summer 2021. Talks and the consultation process with trade unions has begun with a view to reaching agreements for implementation starting in autumn 2020.
. The measures we have taken so far have enabled us to absorb the initial shock of this global pandemic. “Now, we must ensure that we can sustain our enterprise and emerge from the crisis as a healthy, global aerospace leader, adjusting to the overwhelming challenges of our customers. To confront that reality, we must now adopt more far-reaching measures.
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“Our management team and our board of directors are fully committed to limiting the social impact of this adaptation. We thank our governmental partners as they help us preserve our expertise and know-how as much as possible and have played an important role in limiting the social impact of this crisis in our industry. “The Airbus teams and their skills and competences will enable us to pursue our ambition to pioneer a sustainable future for aerospace.” While compulsory actions cannot be ruled out at this stage, Airbus aims to limit the impact of job cuts through measures such as voluntary departures, early retirement and long term partial unemployment schemes where appropriate.
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