Spirit Implements Leave And Extends Work Suspension On Boeing Programs

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WICHITA, Kan. (KWCH) Spirit AeroSystems announced Monday that it intends to extend the suspension of work on Boeing’s commercial programs at its Wichita, Tulsa, McAlester and San Antonio sites, and to implement temporary unpaid leave.
This comes after Boeing announced plans to extend the suspension of production indefinitely at its Washington state locations.
“To address the financial challenges posed by the continued suspension of Boeing, Spirit is implementing temporary workforce reductions at these sites,” the company said. “… These measures are being taken to reduce the impact of the Boeing suspension and keep the workforce in place for the future. The company continues to work with its customers to gain visibility on the restart of production and expected future production rates.
Actions of the workforce that the mind takes :
• Managers and hourly workers from Wichita and San Antonio directly associated with production work for a Boeing commercial program will be laid off / unpaid temporary leave for 21 calendar days effective Wednesday, April 8.

• All Tulsa and McAlester employees will be placed on layoff / temporary unpaid leave of 21 calendar days starting Wednesday, April 8 *.
• All other salaried employees not represented and represented at Wichita will begin four-day work weeks starting Friday, April 10, until further notice.
• All US-based executives and the Spirit board will benefit from a 20% pay cut until further notice.
“We will speak to executives outside of the United States in accordance with local laws and legal requirements,” the company said.
Spirit says that even if the employees are not paid, benefits, including health care, will continue for 21 days.
The company says it will continue to operate as it has since the suspension was announced on the following points:
• Operations in support of its defense, Airbus and other growth customers will continue with these employees working on their regular schedules.
• Employees working on the 787 program and those called back for other on-site work in support of special projects.
• Employees who have worked from home should continue to do so.



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