Fears for glass plant jobs as talks begin

The Northern Echo
February 18, 2009

Union representatives, who today begin talks over the future of a threatened North-East glass factory, last night said they were “not optimistic”

it could be saved.

German firm Schott revealed on Monday it was reviewing options for its Newton Aycliffe [County Durham, England] site, which manufactures flat glass and employs up to 200 people.

Schott said the business had been suffering large losses over recent months and may have to close as a result, according to a Feb. 18 report in The Northern Echo.

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