Belgium - Negotiations at Bombardier after job cuts announcement - October 31, 2016

Plane and train maker Bombardier will shed jobs for the second time in 2016, cutting about 10% of its global workforce over two years as it deepens turnaround efforts at its rail division. The Montreal-based company, which struggled in recent years with cost overruns in its aerospace unit, said it will cut about 7,500 jobs globally with about two-thirds of those in Bombardier Transportation. The other cuts will be made in the aerospace division. Workers at a Bruges factory of Bombardier went on strike after the alarming news. During a meeting with the trade unions the local management indicated that the consequences for the factory would be rather modest, because the workforce had already been reduced during an earlier restructuring.

English: http://fortune.com/2016/10/21/bombardier-7500-jobs-layoffs/   

Dutch: http://deredactie.be/cm/vrtnieuws/economie ... 

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