Airbus to chop 15,000 jobs amid coronavirus fallout

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Airbus planes A320, A330, A350 and A380 flying in formationImage copyright EPA
Image caption Wings for all of the Airbus business planes are made in Wales

Aerospace big Airbus says it plans to chop 15,000 jobs because it offers with the consequences of the coronavirus disaster.

It will reduce 1,700 jobs within the UK, together with 1000’s extra in Germany, Spain and elsewhere.

The move is topic to talks with unions which have opposed obligatory redundancies.

The firm warned in April that it was “bleeding cash at an unprecedented speed”.

Some 134,000 folks work for Airbus worldwide, with round a tenth of them within the UK.

The agency mentioned the UK cuts would fall solely on the business plane division at its two websites at Broughton in Flintshire and Filton, Bristol.

The present workforce at Broughton is 6,080 and Filton slightly below 3,200. More particulars of the job losses and the way they’ll break down between the 2 big factories will come on the finish of the week after talks with unions.

Airbus expects to make the cuts by summer time 2021, however hopes nearly all of redundancies can be voluntary or by means of early retirement of employees.