Unite union chiefs are calling for an urgent meeting with the management at the Koyo bearing plant in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, where up to 150 jobs are at risk.
Unite understands that the work will be transferred to one of the firm’s plants in Romania, following pressure from car makers who are demanding cheaper bearings for their vehicles.
If the plans go ahead, it will mean that half the production at the site could cease. It is expected that any job losses will hit all levels of staff, from the management down. The company employs about 360 workers.
Union officials will meet with bosses of a Government agency to discuss the loss of more than 350 jobs at the Rural Payments Agency in Northallerton.
Workers at the RPA have been told they will be offered jobs at sites in York or Newcastle, but for some employees the fear is they will not be able to make the move.
There's a big jobs blow for the region with fears that 470 local people could be axed from the insurance giant Direct Line. The company which has bases in Leeds and Doncaster says it's ramping up its cost-cutting plans - but unions say the cuts are savage. Kate Walby reports.
Leeds Central MP Hilary Benn says that the loss of Direct Line jobs in the city will harm the wider economy.
Plans for around 2,000 job losses at Direct Line to reduce costs have been branded as “a savage bolt from the blue” by the country’s largest union, Unite.
Unite said that it had several hundred members working for the company but no union recognition.
Direct Line recently revealed £94.3 million profits for the first three months of 2013.
This was an increase of 47% on the previous year due to cost savings and unusually low weather-related claims.
However, the group, which also owns Green Flag and Privilege, also saw gross premiums fall 4.5% during the quarter to about £1 billion.
Last year, Direct Line was spun off from Royal Bank of Scotland when it floated on the stock market to satisfy European Union conditions on state bailouts.
RBS still owns 48.5% of the insurer but must sell its entire stake by the end of 2014.
About 2,000 jobs are under threat at Direct Line Insurance, which has its headquarters in Leeds, after the group announced plans to more than double its cost-saving plans.
Chesterfield College is to axe 70 jobs .
College chiefs blame a £4.2million budget shortfall and a decline in 16 to 18 year olds for the need for redundancies.
The jobs to go will be across management, teaching and support positions
College Principal Trevor Clay said, “We have entered into a period of consultation with recognised unions together with communicating to all staff the reasons for our proposals so we can listen, discuss and respond to any alternative suggestions.
“Last year, through a voluntary redundancy scheme, we were able to largely avoid the need for compulsory redundancies.
“The continuing decline in the number of 16 to 18 year olds within the county, the growth in the demand for Apprenticeships, together with reduced government funding are fundamental factors reflecting the need for restructure.”