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Ford strike ballot

Hundreds of workers at car giant Ford are to be balloted for strikes following a decision to close their plant. Unite said more than 650 of its members at the stamping and tooling site in Dagenham will vote in coming weeks.

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Ford: "Disappointed" by strike ballot

Unite workers are being balloted about possible strike action over the closure of the Dagenham plant Credit: Ian West/PA Wire

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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