Tyre workers to lose jobs after role transfer

MS - 19 January 2019

A TYRE company confirmed plans yesterday to cut more than 300 jobs when it transfers its work to eastern Europe, provoking an angry reaction from its trade union.

Cooper Tire & Rubber said production of light vehicle tyres at its factory in Melksham, Wiltshire, would be phased out over 10 months.

The Unite union pointed out that those losing their jobs had helped to train staff at the site in Serbia to which the work is being transferred.... See more

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