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Unilever closures risk 800 jobs

Unilever is proposing to close sites in Swansea, Bridgend and Slough with the loss of up to 800 jobs, while investing £40 million in Port Sunlight, its biggest UK factory, the consumer goods giant announced today.

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Wales' loss is Merseyside's gain for Unilever

Unilever’s site in Swansea, which may be closed under the new proposals. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

Unilever's plans will be bad news for Wales where 650 jobs across three different plants could be lost or transferred.

But there is better news in Merseyside. 150 new jobs will be created as part of the firm's plans to create its biggest UK factory.

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