Eurotunnel to cut 10% of jobs

Cross-channel train operator Eurotunnel is reportedly planning to cut about 10% of its workforce.

The company, which employs 3,200 staff, is thought to be close to sealing a deal with unions for voluntary redundancies that could result in 250 UK job losses.

A further 100 employees could choose redundancy in France.

Eurotunnel has insisted that current staff reductions “are just natural wastage and retirements.”

In April, the operator reported losses of £570m against £1.3bn last year.

With debts of £6.2bn its hopes of survival rest on lenders approving a a debt restructuring.

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