Rolls-Royce proposes short summer shutdown of jet-engine plants

Move to cut costs will dent wages of all 19,000 staff in civil aerospace division

Rolls-Royce is proposing to temporarily close its jet-engine factories for two weeks this summer as it manages costs due to the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The aero-engine maker has begun talks with unions on the shutdown and cost cutting at its civil aerospace unit.

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