Rolls-Royce has revealed plans to shut down civil aircraft jet engine plants for two weeks this summer to curb losses caused by the pandemic.
First reported in the Sunday Telegraph, the firm’s plans won't impact the energy or defence divisions.
Rolls Royce has become looking to establish an agreement with unions. Wages lost would be spread across the year.
The company is looking to avoid further use of the furlough scheme. It said: “Unilaterally claiming furlough for all employees across the UK Civil Aerospace business in a pre-planned way is not consistent with the intent – neither is it, we believe, within the spirit – from the scheme, as workload isn't impacted across all areas.”
The news follows Rolls-Royce cutting around 7,000 roles during 2021 as part of a target to remove a minimum of 9,000 roles by the end of 2022.