210 jobs face axe as Kodak closes Leeds plant

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls at the Kodak factory in Morley in 2011, with plant manager Mike Harding.

Shadow chancellor Ed Balls at the Kodak factory in Morley in 2011, with plant manager Mike Harding.

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THE trade union Unite today demanded an urgent meeting with Kodak following the photographic company’s announcement that its Leeds plant would close with the loss of 210 jobs.

Kodak said the Morley site was set to close as part of a global review of its operations. The Leeds factory makes printing plates for the commercial printing industry, production of which will move to Europe and China.

Unite regional officer Chris Daly said: “This is terrible news for the workers and their families, and a blow to manufacturing capacity in Leeds.

 

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