GMB union has responded to iconic Stoke pottery firms' plans to cut more than 70 roles.
Sam Warburton, GMB Organiser, said:
“This is yet another crack appearing in our vital pottery and ceramics industry.
“The spiralling cost of energy and years of Government inaction is having a real work impact on the lives and jobs of working people here in Stoke.
“Our potteries provide thousands of high skills jobs, creating products that are the envy of the world.
“This must be an urgent wake up call; we owe it to our grandchildren and future generations to safeguard our potteries.
“Government decision makers are running out of time to act before we see even more uncertainty in the industry."