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« on: January 09, 2020, 08:56:53 pm »

From the BBC

Newton Aycliffe Hitachi rail plant to axe 250 jobs

Up to 250 jobs are set to be axed at a factory making trains in County Durham.

The Hitachi plant in Newton Aycliffe opened in 2015 and employs about 900 people, according to the union Unite.
In December it was awarded a 350m contract to assemble 23 125mph intercity trains for Avanti West Coast, but three months earlier lost out on a contract for the Tyne and Wear Metro.

The firm said a consultation with staff was under way, and it was working with the union and local business groups.

Unite officials said it was "devastating news" which had come "completely out of the blue".

Hitachi said in a statement the workforce would be "resized to a team of skilled, core full-time employees", and there might be opportunities for a number of staff to be redeployed to other parts of the business.

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