Airbus’s UK division is to furlough some 3,200 personnel at its wing-production plant in Broughton as part of measures to cope with the coronavirus crisis.

The staggered furloughs – which will start over the next three weeks, and last for three weeks – affect the majority of production and production support at the facility.

Airbus says it has “agreed with its social partners” to apply the UK government’s job-retention scheme, introduced in response to the coronavirus outbreak.

The scheme is designed to keep employees on company payrolls during periods of work suspension by contributing a proportion of salaries.

FlightGlobal understands that the agreement reached with Airbus personnel representatives will involve a tiered salary top-up structure. The UK facility at Filton is not affected.


Source: Airbus

Broughton’s facility is the centre of Airbus wing production