HUNDREDS of workers at Bombardier’s Northern Ireland factories fear their jobs are under threat.
It follows the announce that global Bombardier is to shed 1,800 job losses across its worldwide operations as part of a “reorganisation”.
The company currently employs 6,000 staff on a number of sites in Belfast, Co Antrim and Co Down.
However, it is not yet known how the job cuts in finance, Human Resources and customer services will affect staff in the province.
Northern Ireland is most likely to come under the aerostructures division.
In a statement, Bombardier said it start to sell or licence its engineering output to other aerospace firms.
“This will help us market our expertise in this field to the aerospace industry, thus generating new revenues.
“We are setting the stage to take full advantage of our investments and the tremendous growth potential of our new products.”
The company said it will develop a “detailed implementation plan” over the next few months, and the new structure will be implemented in January.