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  • Jaguar Land Rover to cut 1,000 jobs after 'slump due to Brexit'Carmaker blames job losses in West Midlands on sales drop, confusion over diesel engines and uncertainty over BrexitJaguar Land Rover is to cut 1,000 jobs in the West Midlands, blaming a slump in car sales due to uncertainty over Brexit and the future of diesel vehicles.Britain’s biggest carmaker will cut 1,000 temporary contract workers at its plant in Solihull, which builds Range Rovers and the Land Rover Discovery SUV. The factory employs 10,000 workers, including 2,000 contract staff. Continue reading...
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  • No talks for two months claim as Underground drivers strike A strike by ASLEF drivers on the District Line of London Underground was mostly disrupting trains in east London on Friday morning, with only 'minor delays' reported on the other District Line routes. The strike is in protest at the treatment of a new driver who has been suspended for alleged safety breaches.

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