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'Nightmare' Job Cuts At Ford

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

 

Union reveal extent of job losses following meeting with company bosses.

GMB has slammed Ford as the ‘nightmare’ of 1,100 job losses at the Bridgend plant comes true.

A leaked document sparked fears of mass job cuts at the US car giant. [1]

But following meetings at the plant this afternoon – GMB can confirm the worst case scenario has come true.

Ford will cut 1,100 workers over a five year period – eventually leaving just 600 workers on the site.

Jeff Beck, GMB Organiser, said:

“The nightmare for our members at Bridgend has unfortunately come true.

“This is a real kick in the teeth for our hard-working members at the Ford plant – as well as their families and the community as a whole.

“These are good jobs which are vital to the economic health of the area.

“Our first priority is to defend our members’ jobs.

“We will be consulting with them to decide what action we will take in the wake of this devastating news.”

ENDS

Contact: GMB press office on 07958 156846 or at press.office@gmb.org.uk

[1] http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-south-east-wales-39123982

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