Leeds & West Yorkshire

Jobs to go with closure of Kodak factory in Leeds

Kodak factory entrance
Image caption Production at the factory in Morley is to end in 2015

More than 200 jobs are to go with the closure of the Eastman Kodak factory in Leeds, a union has said.

Production at the factory in Morley, which makes printing plates for the commercial printing industry, is to finish in 2015.

Unite said the loss of 210 jobs was "terrible news for workers" and a "blow to manufacturing capacity in Leeds".

Eastman Kodak said the closure was part of a review of global operations and it would help staff find other jobs.

Chris Daly, Unite regional officer, said: "Unite understood that the Leeds site was a profitable one for Kodak and we are seeking an urgent meeting with the management to discuss the situation.

"This is a significant loss of skilled jobs that can't easily be replaced."

The company said it would phase out production at the site later this year with closure due in mid- to late 2015.

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