Rolls-Royce announces plans to cut almost 400 jobs

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Aerospace firm Rolls-Royce has announced plans to shed nearly 400 jobs at one of its plants, a union has claimed.

The firm is consulting on shedding the jobs at the Ansty site near Coventry in the Midlands, according to trade union Unite.

The announcement puts 378 jobs at risk, the union says, adding that staff were informed of the company’s plans in an internal memo.

Unite has further claimed that Rolls-Royce is proposing to shut the plant in the next few years, but has put the blame for the company’s decision on the government for what it called “short-sighted” cuts to the national defence budget.