1,500 jobs to go at two Ford plants in Britain: Union
LONDON (AFP) - Ford is set to cut 1,500 jobs at two factories in Britain in the latest European restructuring move after it shut down a plant in Belgium, a union said on Thursday.
About 1,000 workers will lose their jobs at Dagenham near London while 500 jobs will go at the plant in Southampton on the south coast of England where Transit vans are made, the GMB union said.
"There are 1,000 jobs to go in Dagenham... and 500 in Southampton," a GMB spokeswoman said.
On Wednesday, the company said it would shut its factory in the Belgian city of Genk with the loss of 4,300 jobs.