Ulster Unionist MLA for East Belfast, Andy Allen, and Economy spokesperson, Alan Chambers MLA, have said that further Bombardier job losses underlines the need for political stability in Northern Ireland.
Andy Allen MLA said:
“I am disappointed to learn of yet more devastating news for Bombardier workers and my thoughts are with those affected and their families.
“Manufacturing in Northern Ireland continues to be hit hard and we now need to see urgent action to support the sector.
“Today’s announcement is further proof that it is imperative that an Executive is established to work with the manufacturing sector and once and for all implement a manufacturing strategy to support this valued industry.”
Ulster Unionist Economy spokesperson, Alan Chambers MLA said:
“This is a further blow to the Bombardier workers in Northern Ireland and my thoughts are with them at what must be an incredibly distressing time.
“Even at this eleventh hour, I would appeal to the management to work with the unions to review this decision.
“This latest news of job losses underlines the need for political stability in Northern Ireland. We need a local Minister in place putting a plan in action to ensure those who will be made redundant have opportunities for either re-employment or reskilling.”