In a statement, the union of airplane maker Airbus said, Airbus will cut 1,700 UK jobs across its operations across Britain including at two of its biggest factories, as it races to save the company from further cash burn.
The development comes at a time when it re-iterated calls for government support for the sector.
In a statement Unite said 1,116 manufacturing jobs would be lost, with Airbus’ largest UK factories in North Wales and Bristol being most affected; 611 office based jobs will also be lost.
“This is yet another act of industrial vandalism and a terrible insult to our incredible UK workforce who deserve so much better from our government,” said Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner.
“Over the weeks of this crisis, this country’s aerospace jobs have gone hand over fist yet not one word of support or act of assistance has been forthcoming from the government… The prime minister and his team must step up to the plate.”