Fears for 1,700 jobs as Ford set to close Bridgend plant
Ford is expected to announce plans to close its engine plant in Bridgend, with 1,700 jobs under threat, Sky News understands.
The car maker has called a meeting with union leaders on Thursday, when an announcement on the future of the site in South Wales is set to be made.
As well as its 1,700-strong workforce, hundreds more people are employed in businesses that supply the plant, which has been manufacturing engines in Bridgend for 40 years.
A Unite spokesman said: “Unite will be meeting Ford first thing tomorrow morning and will comment further once the details of any announcement are known.
“Our priority is our members’ jobs, the communities and livelihoods in the supply chain that Ford Bridgend supports.”
Jeff Beck, regional organiser for the GMB union, said the closure of the plant would “mean disaster for both our members in Bridgend and the community at large”…….read more
Source: Sky News