January 11, 2019 / 4:31 PM / in a month

Ford plans to cut 1,150 jobs in Britain, Unite union says

The logo is seen on the bonnet of a new Ford Aspire car during its launch in New Delhi, India, October 4, 2018. Picture taken October 4, 2018. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis

LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. carmaker Ford plans to cut 1,150 jobs in Britain, the Unite union said on Friday, with nearly 1,000 job losses at its Bridgend engine plant in Wales.

On Thursday, Ford said it will cut thousands of jobs, look at plant closures and discontinue loss-making vehicle lines as part of a turnaround effort, and would start consultations with unions on the plans.

“Unite is fully committed to opposing any compulsory redundancies and campaigning strongly for Bridgend to have a viable future,” Des Quinn, automotive spokesman at Unite, said in a statement.

Reporting by Alistair Smout and Michael Holden; editing by Stephen Addison

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