Ford cost-cutting could lead to 1,000 job losses at Bridgend plant

Union stewards briefed a day after US carmaker announced cuts in European operations

Ford is planning to cut more than 1,000 jobs in the UK over two years, with more than half the workforce at its Bridgend plant in south Wales likely to be axed.

Union stewards were briefed on the likely scale of redundancies in the UK on Friday, 24 hours after Ford joined Jaguar Land Rover in giving notice of widespread job losses as part of a complete overhaul of their struggling European operations.

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