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Airbus Staff at U.K. Wing Plant Consider Striking Over Pay

A section of a wing stands in a bay on the Airbus SE A350 wing production line at the Airbus SE assembly factory in Broughton, U.K.

A section of a wing stands in a bay on the Airbus SE A350 wing production line at the Airbus SE assembly factory in Broughton, U.K.

Photographer: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg
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Airbus SE staff at a wing-assembly plant in Broughton in Wales are set to vote on strike action after rejecting a pay offer, posing a potential risk to production as the company cranks up build rates for narrow-body jets. 

Toulouse, France-based Airbus is in discussions with the Unite union to try and avoid industrial action, a spokesman said Friday. The U.K. facility employs about 4,000 staff, down from 6,000 in 2020.