GMB hails delay in clothing factory closure as a small victory in its campaign to keep Burberry British

GMB union has successfully delayed the closure of fashion retailer Burberry’s clothing factory in Rhondda, Wales.

The factory was due to close in January 2007 with a loss of 309 jobs, but this date has now been put back to the 31 March 2007, according to the union. .

Mervyn Burnett, GMB senior organiser said: “Obviously we are pleased with the announcement as GMB members will have some financial security over Christmas and into the New Year. This will not however deflect GMB members’ campaign to keep production on the Treorchy site on a permanent basis and our campaign to “Keep Burberry British” will continue.”

The world-famous Burberry brand was established in the UK in 1856.

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