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'Long term security' needed for Ford Bridgend

Ford is to cut the level of investment and will halve the production of its new generation of petrol engines at its factory in Bridgend.

The American car firm said it would reduce from a planned £181m to £100m.

It did not plan job losses among the 1,850 workforce and said it still had a "substantial commitment" to the plant.

But the Unite union said it was "deeply concerning and must raise serious questions over Ford's long term commitment to Bridgend".

Economy Secretary Ken Skates said there were global demand issues behind the decision.

He said it was essential the Welsh Government continued to worked to secure jobs for the long term at the plant.

  • 06 Sep 2016
  • From the section Wales
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