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Bombardier to lay off 280 UK staff as part of global cuts

The cuts on Thursday follow 95 redundancies announced at Bombardier's Northern Ireland operations last month

Reuters  |  Belfast 

Bombardier Inc will cut 280 non-production jobs at its Belfast plant in Northern Ireland as part of 7,500 layoffs worldwide announced last year, the Canadian plane manufacturer said on Thursday. The jobs of the 4,200 workers at Bombardier's cutting-edge Belfast wing factory have been put under threat in recent weeks by a trade dispute with US rival Boeing Co that led the United States to move to impose a potential 300 percent duty on Bombardier's CSeries next-generation passenger jet. However, Airbus' deal this month to buy a majority stake in the CSeries gave ...

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First Published: Thu, October 26 2017. 17:21 IST