Union Members To Meet Over Ford Plant Closure

A mass meeting will be held next Monday by union members at Ford's Southampton Transit factory to discuss possible action over its closure.

The carmaker announced on Thursday that it is to close the site next summer with the loss of around 500 jobs, along with part of its Dagenham plant.

Unite said members in Southampton felt betrayed and would put up a fight.

The city council has arranged an emergency meeting next week between local economic partners.

The authority is hoping to secure government funding to boost opportunities for those trying to find new jobs.

Ford said it hoped job losses could be met through voluntary redundancies and relocations.


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