Reacting to the news of redundancies this morning Unions said the situation was "outrageous".Arriving at the Manganese Bronze factory for talks with administrators this morning, UNITE representative Pete Coulson told Central News:
"We expected a small amount of redundancies, but not to that magnitude. We're continuing to discussions with the administrators today with the hope of reinstating the workforce and giving us the opportunity to put a rescue package forward."
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are visiting the West Midlands today.
Some outbreaks of rain. Windy on Wednesday. Colder by weekend.
Rather cloudy with patchy rain, brighter at times on Wednesday.