Job loss fears at Sunderland engineering firm

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DOZENS of jobs are feared to be under threat at a city engineering factory.

Electrical switchgear manufacturer ABB is believed to be planning to axe more than 80 jobs at its plant in Hanover Place, Deptford.

Workers were reportedly informed of the decision to move production abroad on Friday.

The company refused to confirm or deny the reports but did issued a statement saying: “ABB hold regular communication meetings with their staff on different aspects of the business.

“It is also a policy of ABB to always communicate with its employees in the first instance, and anything that needs to be shared with a wider audience will be done so as and when appropriate.”