Ford said: "We are disappointed that the company's voluntary redundancy and redeployment proposals for employees affected by the closure of Dagenham stamping and tooling operations have been rejected and that the union has said that it plans to ballot its membership on possible industrial action.
"We continue, however, to engage in discussions with our workforce at Dagenham stamping and tool operations, and we are continuing to work with a variety of stakeholders to provide information and support to our employees."
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