The aircraft manufacturer, Airbus, has confirmed that it is to furlough approximately 3,200 staff at its wing-assembly plant at Broughton in Wales. The company said it had reached an agreement with its social partners to apply the Government’s Job Retention Scheme for 3,200 Production and Production-Support employees at the site.
It said: “In accordance with an agreement signed with the Trade Union, Airbus will implement a tiered approach and will top-up gross salaries anything from 85-90%, depending on a person’s salary.”
A company statement explained that although the majority of its Production and Production-Support teams at Broughton were affected, its Filton operation was not impacted by the announcement. The furlough periods will be staggered. All will start within the next three weeks and last for at least three weeks.