Ford has said to be & # 39; to be clean & # 39; about factory closures and the future of its UK operations, as it faces pressure to reduce costs in Europe
Trade unions call on Ford to clean & # 39; about the future of his British activities
Trade unions call on Ford to clean & # 39; about the future of his British activities, amid the fear that factories could be closed.
In a statement to employees about Ford & # 39; s five British factories, Unite and GMB warned this weekend that they & # 39; are ready for ballot & & # 39; were willing to combat factory closures and forced redundancies.
The threat comes after The Mail was announced on Sunday last week that the car manufacturer will dispose of up to 650 paid employees this month through a voluntary redundancy scheme offered to thousands of employees.
It currently has a UK workforce of around 12,000.
The Michigan headquarters giant is under pressure to cut costs in Europe, where it lost $ 398 million (£ 305 million) last year, compared to a profit of $ 367 million in 2017. It has already announced plans to raise 5,000 reduce jobs in Germany.
A Ford spokesperson said: “We make the difficult choices to invest in the vehicles, services, segments and markets that best support a sustainably sustainable, profitable Ford company in Europe, creating value for all our stakeholders – including our employees. & # 39;