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Coventry MP Geoffrey Robinson has urged the Business Secretary to meet with him, following yesterday's announcement about potential job losses at Rolls-Royce in Ansty.
The firm has started a consultation over plans to reduce its workforce at the site. Unions claim 378 jobs could be at risk.
The Labour MP for Coventry North East, Bob Ainsworth, has criticised the government after 378 jobs are reported to be cut by Rolls-Royce.
In a letter to Geoffrey Robinson, the Labour MP for Coventry North West, Rolls-Royce has confirmed plans to close their Ansty factory.
More than 800 people are employed at the 200-acre Rolls-Royce site at Ansty, near Coventry.
The factory handles the refit and repair of their aeroplane and marine engines. The company's Trent series of civil aviation engines components are also manufactured on the site.
Rolls Royce have yet to comment.
The country's largest union, Unite, has blamed the government's defence cuts for the nearly 400 reported job losses announced at Rolls-Royce.
Unite say the scrapping of the Harrier fleet has caused redundancies at the Ansty factory, near Coventry, which it is thought will close.
Rolls-Royce will make nearly 400 job cuts with a large number of them going at their plant at Ansty, near Coventry, according to reports.
The union Unite claim the factory is to close in the future.