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Unions seek support over Peugeot

Union leaders are meeting Department of Trade and Industry officials to try to secure the long-term future of Peugeot's site at Ryton, near Coventry.

The meeting comes after a financial package was agreed last week for 850 workers who are to lose their jobs when the third shift at the plant is axed.

Roger Maddison, national officer for AMICUS, is one of the delegation visiting Parliament on Tuesday.

He says: "When we speak to the DTI we will say to them we might need to come back to you for support to talk to the French managers to secure the long-term future the Ryton plant so desperately needs."

When Peugeot announced the job losses it said it hoped to cut jobs through voluntary redundancies, early retirement and redeployment of staff at other Peugeot sites.


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