300 jobs to go at Caterpillar

300 people are to lose their jobs at a truck production plant in Peterlee.

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300 temporary job go in Caterpillar in Peterlee

300 temporary jobs go at Caterpillar in Peterlee Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

300 temporary workers will finish their final shifts at the Caterpillar factory in Peterlee.

The company's blaming the cuts on the world-wide recession and a lower demand than expected for its trucks.

Unions say they're disappointed.

It leaves about a thousand workers at the site.

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