Derby jobs at risk as Bombardier announces cuts

Job look set to be axed at Derby’s Bombardier, according to reports,  after bosses as the Canadian firm announced that 5,000 jobs are set to go worldwide.

Is it thought that although as many as 3,000 jobs will go in Canada, staff will also axed in Derby and Northern Ireland as the firm makes 5,000 redundancies worldwide.

Derby is home to Bombardier’s rail business. The company says the job cuts will have been completed over the next 12 to 18 months and will save it £191m a year.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We will take the necessary time to evaluate what this means for our aerostructures and engineering services business. We will communicate with our employees in more detail over the coming weeks.”

The Unite unions says it is seeking an “urgent meeting” with senior management at the company’s Derby train building factory.

Unite East Midland regional secretary Paresh Patel said: “On behalf of our members at Derby, Unite will be seeking an urgent meeting to fully understand the details behind the proposed job losses and how this will affect our members at Derby and in the wider supply chain.

“The factory in Derby is highly successful and has secured a number of significant new orders in recent months.

“The Derby train factory is a world class facility and employs a highly skilled and dedicated workplace. Cuts in jobs would be extremely short-sighted.”