Airbus says to shed 15,000 jobs due to coronavirus crisis
Europe’s biggest aerospace group has refused to rule out compulsory departures
Airbus on Tuesday unveiled plans to shed around 15,000 jobs. Photograph: Pascal Rossignol/Reuters
Airbus has refused to rule out compulsory departures.
The news is a huge blow to its site at Broughton in north Wales, where wings are manufactured, and its other factory at Filton in Bristol.
A company statement said: “Airbus has announced plans to adapt its global workforce and resize its commercial aircraft activity in response to the Covid-19 crisis.
“This adaptation is expected to result in a reduction of around 15,000 positions no later than summer 2021. “The information and consultation process with social partners has begun with a view to reaching agreements for implementation starting in autumn 2020.” – PA/Reuters