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Bombardier to sell NI Operation up to 3,600 Jobs Lost


cozzy121

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A Pity there wasn't some form of government available to try and help save these jobs..


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.

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.
 


silverharp

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they can move to London post Brexit and serve Londoners their croissants and other tasty pastries.
 

wombat

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It will be offered as a going concern, depends on what existing contracts it has. It sounds like Bombardier want to concentrate aircraft building in north America, not sure how sales for their jets are going or what external contracts they have.
 

silverharp

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does it mean they are selling the rights to build particular models?
 

Mickeymac

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Well done DUP. You have devastated your base.

But you still have your flegs!

TBF to SF, they told the DUP there was no such a thing as a “good Brexit” unfortunately for them they disregarded that advice and went ahead in supporting a EU exit.
 

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Well done DUP. You have devastated your base.

But you still have your flegs!
Nothing to do with Brexit and all to do with the US slapping on a tariff to protect its own native industry from its northern neighbour.
 

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Nothing to do with Brexit and all to do with the US slapping on a tariff to protect its own native industry from its northern neighbour.
Not really the issue, Bombardier are withdrawing their aircraft building to north America, no report that they are selling their European railway business.
 

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This has been coming long before Brexit. They have been cutting jobs regularly long before Brexit and the C-Series disaster (even though its a lovely aircraft) is the final straw as Airbus now own rights to it as the Airbus A220. Formerly known as the C-series aircraft.

Truthfully, they have been in decline since the 90s when Shorts stopped making full aircraft. They will move the plant to America so its easier to assemble the aircraft. As you have wings made here, other parts in America.

Is Brexit a factor? I am sure. But it was a long time coming and I am surprised this didn't happen years ago.
 

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Bombardier has been privatising profits and socialising losses for years. It’s not a popular company in Canada.
 

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This has been coming long before Brexit. They have been cutting jobs regularly long before Brexit and the C-Series disaster (even though its a lovely aircraft) is the final straw as Airbus now own rights to it as the Airbus A220. Formerly known as the C-series aircraft.

Truthfully, they have been in decline since the 90s when Shorts stopped making full aircraft. They will move the plant to America so its easier to assemble the aircraft. As you have wings made here, other parts in America.

Is Brexit a factor? I am sure. But it was a long time coming and I am surprised this didn't happen years ago.
The Brexit factor might arise in its efforts to sell it as a going concern rather than having had any influence on its current position.
 

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A Pity there wasn't some form of government available to try and help save these jobs..





It's not the job of Government to use public money to keep jobs for the boys in east Belfast.

If Bombardier can't operate within the market then capitalist nature will take its course.
 

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So long as the people in east Belfast keep voting for the DUP, they get what they deserve ..

Some Brexit dividend ..

Surely, Airbus would be the ideal company to take it over but they are hardly going to while Brexit remains unresolved.
 

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It's not the job of Government to use public money to keep jobs for the boys in east Belfast.

If Bombardier can't operate within the market then capitalist nature will take its course.
If capitalist nature were the order of the day, DLA to west Belfast would cease.
 

cozzy121

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It's not the job of Government to use public money to keep jobs for the boys in east Belfast.

If Bombardier can't operate within the market then capitalist nature will take its course.
any government worth their votes would be making the usual noises/representations to try and secure their voters livelihoods. The lack of a government in Stormont means that such help is now missing.
 

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any government worth their votes would be making the usual noises/representations to try and secure their voters livelihoods. The lack of a government in Stormont means that such help is now missing.
Well if pissing public funds into a failing manufacturer can’t happen because Stormont isn’t there then it’s another reason to be grateful for its absence.
 

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If capitalist nature were the order of the day, DLA to west Belfast would cease.
Capitalism and social welfare are two separate entities. A lot of people in east Belfast will be grateful for social security very soon.
 

cozzy121

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Well if pissing public funds into a failing manufacturer can’t happen because Stormont isn’t there then it’s another reason to be grateful for its absence.
I have not indicated any bail out or use of public funds, but you have chosen to ignore that.
 

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