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.