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Len McCluskey, the leader of Unite, the UK's biggest union, has told ITV that a 'significant drop in the number of jobs' is part of Ford's five year plan for Bridgend.
Yesterday ITV News revealed that Ford has drawn up plans to cut 1,160 jobs at its engine plant in Bridgend over the next four years.
Len McCluskey is addressing the Ford workers in separate meetings at the Bridgend plant today.
Carwyn Jones says he's "deeply concerned" following reports that over a thousand jobs at the Ford engine plant in Bridgend could go over the next four years.
The First Minister, who's currently in the United States for a trade and investment tour, also confirmed the Welsh Government were "actively seeking urgent assurances" from Ford about their future plans.
ITV News understands that Ford is responding to a fall in global demand and problems with efficiency - including restrictive work practices - specific to Bridgend.
The company expects headcount to fall from its current level of 1,760 to around 600 by 2021.
Adam Price AM has described Ford's decision to draw up plans to cut 1,160 jobs at its engine plant in Bridgend as "a body blow to the heart of the Welsh economy."
The Assembly Member told ITV News that Plaid Cymru will be calling for a "crisis summit" and will table an urgent question in the Assembly.
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ITV News understands that Ford has drawn up plans to cut 1,160 jobs at its engine plant in Bridgend over the next four years.
Workers are to vote on industrial action as they fight to save their jobs and the future of the South Wales plant, ITV News has learned.