Airbus announces huge UK job cuts as aerospace giant to make 1,700 employees redundant

Airbus announces huge UK job cuts as aerospace giant to make 1,700 employees redundant

The aviation industry has suffered more than others due to the prolonged coronavirus lockdown restrictions which have been in force since the deadly pandemic swept across the globe. The cuts are reportedly due to coronavirus induced order freezes.

The aerospace giant Airbus plans to cut 15,000 jobs across all of its international sectors.

The company said that this is as a result of the coronavirus crisis.

It will cut 1,700 jobs in the UK.

There will be thousands of more job losses in Germany.

However, it hopes the majority of redundancies will be voluntary or through the early retirement of staff.

The news comes after last month when Airbus said about half of the staff at its Broughton site would be placed on the UK government’s job retention scheme.

Some employees saw their pay cut to 80 percent as they were placed on the scheme.

Published at Tue, 30 Jun 2020 17:48:00 +0000