Ford Confirms Job Losses

1 February 2019, 14:40 | Updated: 1 February 2019, 14:44

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The company said a voluntary separation programme will affect hourly and salaried employees at the engine plant.

The move, which Ford said was part of its ongoing actions to create a "sustainably profitable business" in Europe, will affect between 350 and 400 jobs.

A Ford spokesman said: "The programme follows discussion with the union on matching the plant's labour requirements to the projected production volume expectations in the near term.

"It is anticipated that the majority of employees who apply and are selected for voluntary separation under this programme will leave Ford employment in the third and fourth quarters of 2019."

The company announced plans last month for a major shake-up of its operations in the UK and mainland Europe.