Rolls-Royce has confirmed that all of its civil aviation employees are offered voluntary dismissal.
The company is cutting 950 jobs in Department of Civil Aviation, Headquartered in Derby, and 420 across its global facilities.
It’s part of the engineering giant’s plan to reduce its workforce by 9,000 as part of a Huge restructuring of its business In the wake of the collapse of the aviation sector and the demand for its engines.
Moreover, Rolls-Royce is being paid for the number of hours its jet engines spend in its air-powered aircraft. The lack of flights during the Covid-19 pandemic greatly reduced its revenue, taking a heavy toll.
A Rolls-Royce spokesman said: “The global pandemic has hit our business hard.
“ Although we took swift action and put many mitigation plans, often agonizing, in place, we must continue to reduce our cost base so that we can protect Rolls-Royce’s future, get back to breakeven and work toward our goal of Reach a positive cash flow in the second half of 2021.
“We are already undertaking the largest ever restructuring of our civil aviation business and today we are proposing more measures to protect our business.
“We have opened an optional separation program for all UK civil aviation personnel.”
There is no specific information on how many people will be affected in Derby yet available from the company as it continues negotiations.
About two-thirds of the company’s employees in the UK work in the civil aviation division, and thousands of them work in Derby.
On October 22, Derbyshire Life informed what the company was looking at Introduce closings and reduce work hours for employees.
When Derbyshire Live contacted Unite about potential cost-cutting measures at Rolls-Royce last week, a union spokesperson said: “Unite is currently in talks with Rolls-Royce management about how best to advance the company, its customers and employees during this extremely challenging time for the aviation sector and the Kingdom’s economy. United in general.
“As these talks are ongoing, UNITE will not comment further until these negotiations are over.”
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Rolls-Royce used the 9400 Derby for civil aviation and said the potential number of job losses this year would reach 1,500.
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