Trade war with Boeing could be disastrous for Belfast employer
The potential collapse of a multi-billion pound Bombardier aircraft deal to the US amid a transatlantic trade war could have a drastic effect on a network of firms working in the sector here, it’s been claimed.
“My union stands in full solidarity with the workforce in Belfast.
“Personally I will be contacting our sister unions in Canada to ask for their assistance in pressing Boeing to meet with the Canadian government on these very serious matters.”
Concerns over the future of the Belfast workforce prompted Theresa May to raise the issue with US President Donald Trump. Yesterday, Boeing issued a strongly-worded statement, criticising the price Bombardier was selling its jets, saying the series “has sold poorly”.