Northern Ireland: Air firm’s bullying slammed by unions



Bombardier hit with sky-high tax after US rival Boeing complaint
NORTHERN Ireland unions accused Boeing of “corporate bullying” yesterday after Washington threatened a massive import tax on rival firm Bombardier on Tuesday.
The US Department of Commerce proposed a whopping 220 per cent tariff on the Canadian-owned company’s C Series jet — whose high-tech wings are made by subsidiary Shorts in Belfast.
It came after US-based Boeing claimed that Bombardier received unfair state aid from Britain and Canada.
The final ruling, expected in February, would put 4,500 jobs at Shorts and another... read more

 
28 September 2017 in Sport, Views: 33
Source: Morning Star
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