May 20, 2020 / 1:46 PM / 6 days ago

Britain ready to support Rolls-Royce employees over job cuts

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain’s government stands ready to help those affected by a plan at engine maker Rolls-Royce (RR.L) to cut at least 9,000 jobs, a spokesman for Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

The spokesman said that although the plan to cut more than a sixth of Rolls-Royce’s workforce was distressing news for employees, the government would be ready to help them and would work with Rolls-Royce and other companies on supporting the sector.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; writing by Alistair Smout; editing by Stephen Addison

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