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.


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