Bombardier to lay off 280 UK staff as part of global cuts - Reuters
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Belfast, Oct 26 (Reuters) - 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 U.S. 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 the Canadian firm a possible way out of the trade row.