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Talks set at Sharp in Wrexham

'Bitter pill for staff to swallow so close to Christmas' - Unite. Credit: Tim Ireland/PA Wire

The Unite Union will today start consultations with electronics giants Sharp after the firm's announcement it'll stop making solar panels at its factory in Wrexham.

Bosses have blamed "unavoidable market conditions" for their decision.

Two hundred and fifty posts will be shed. It also won't renew around 350 agency workers' contracts.

Microwave ovens will still be made there.

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