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Wedgwood job cuts 'another body blow for UK ceramics'

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06 Feb 2020
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GMB, the Potteries union, says the latest Wedgwood job cuts represent ‘another body blow; for the UK ceramics industry.

Fiskars Group, the company which owns Wedgwood, has announced 30-day consultation into 45 job cuts at the firm’s Barlaston site.

The iconic Stoke-based pottery manufacturer slashed 100 jobs last year.

GMB has written to the Tory MP Jack Brereton of Stoke South in a bid to work together to save Potteries jobs, but has so far received no response.

Amanda Gearing, GMB Senior Organiser, said:

"This is yet another body blow for UK ceramics.

“Wedgwood has been part of Stoke's proud Potteries heritage for more than two hundred and fifty years, but with these job cuts, on top of those last year, you have to fear for the future.

“We must all pull together to try and ensure the UK still has a ceramics industry fit for the next generation.”

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