Jobs threatened at Novelis foil plant in Bridgnorth

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Image caption The closure proposal is due to European market pressures, the company said

Up to 319 jobs are at risk after a foil rolling and packaging firm said it was looking at closing a Shropshire plant.

Novelis said the proposal is subject to a current consultation process with its Bridgnorth employees.

The firm is blaming competition from other countries and also said its Bridgnorth plant was at a technical disadvantage compared to its others.

A spokesman said if the plant shut the firm would work to minimise the impact and provide support to colleagues.

Steven Westwood, Novelis' plant manager for Bridgnorth, said: "Today's proposal is primarily due to overall European market pressures - it is not because of specific performance issues at Bridgnorth."

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