Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis plans 90 job cuts in Scarborough

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Bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis has launched a consultation on plans to cut 650 jobs following a 'significant fall' in demand for new vehicles in the UK.

The company plans to cut 90 jobs in Scarborough, 200 jobs at its site in Guildford, Surrey, 160 in Falkirk, and 200 in support functions across its bases.

Managing director Paul Davies said:

Unite's Scottish secretary Pat Rafferty described the announcement as 'devastating', adding the union will not allow the 'savage cuts' to go unopposed.

The company, said the job losses were in response to a significant fall in demand for new buses and coaches in the UK as a result of the coronavirus pandemic