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Jobs under threat at Kidsgrove General Electric site

Credit: General Electric

More than two hundred employees at a General Electric site in Kidsgrove could face losing their jobs after the company said its decision to move forward with the closure of the site will go ahead.

232 employees will be impacted by the closure of the plant by the end of March 2017.

A spokesperson has said:

We are committed to our customers and are working to ensure there will be no disruption to production deliveries and service support now and in the future.

Employees are the heart of our business, and we recognise this is difficult for our workers and their families."

– General Electric Kidsgrove statement


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Weekend Picks: Vintage Engine Festival

Stationary Vintage Engine Festival: Sat 10th - Sun 11th Sept (Etruria Industrial Museum, Stoke-on-Trent)

Credit: Bernard Lovatt

This weekend there will be a display of vintage engines at the Etruria Industrial Museum.

Shirley’s 1857 Etruscan Bone & Flint Mill will be in steam and operating from 12.30pm.

Visitors will get the chance to try their hand at creative clay and see an art exhibition in the Canal Warehouse.

“Our Sunday classic vehicle rally is very popular…

The addition of vintage stationary engines on the Saturday, and steaming our 1820 beam engine and Victorian mill on both days makes the weekend a must visit for lovers of vintage mechanics.”

– Bernard Lovatt, Event Secretary and Treasurer

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