- May 26, 2009
A Pity there wasn't some form of government available to try and help save these jobs..
The decision spells uncertainty for thousands of workers at Northern Ireland's biggest manufacturing employer.
Canadian aircraft and train maker Bombardier has announced plans to sell its Belfast-based aerospace business.
The company employs 3,600 people at a number of sites in the area and is the largest manufacturer in Northern Ireland, with a history dating back to the 1930s when Shorts established its first factory in Belfast.
Canada's Bombardier has today announced plans to sell its aerostructures business in Belfast, where it employs around 3,600 workers.
Unions representing workers at the company said they had no advance warning of the move.
They are meeting in Belfast to discuss their response.
It is understood that senior executives from the company spoke to Northern Ireland’s main political leaders before making its decision public.