Up to 2,000 UK jobs at risk in Ford closures: union

Reuters

Ford is to close its Transit van factory in Southampton and a stamping plant in Dagenham, Essex, next year in a move that could lead to the loss of around 2,000 jobs, a union official said on Thursday.

The move is part of a wider restructuring by Ford which is designed to stem losses in Europe by slashing fixed costs.

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(Reporting by Kate Holton; editing by Rhys Jones)