Anger from Bombardier workforce over sale to Mitsubishi
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June 25, 2019 - by itv.com
Aerospace company Bombardier has agreed to sell its regional jet programme to Japan's Mitsubishi, with anger among the Belfast workforce over the lack of communication.
The announcement of the $550m deal was made by the Canadian parent company on Tuesday.
In a statement, Bombardier Belfast then said: "Following today's announcement regarding the definitive agreement for Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to acquire the Bombardier CRJ programme, we are reviewing what impact this may have on our sites in Northern Ireland and Morocco as suppliers to the programme, and will evaluate opportunities in other programmes to mitigate any potential impact on our workforce."
However, the union Unite said the deal would plunge workers in Belfast into uncertainty...