Toyota redundancies: call for 150 volunteers at Deeside plant

Toyota is to scrap 150 jobs at one of its engine plants, but all redundancies will be voluntary.

The car giant will make the cuts at its site in Deeside, near Chester and expects to begin taking applications for severance in the summer.

A pay freeze will also be imposed on all staff in a bid to cope with a fall in vehicle sales, reports the Liverpool Daily Post.

The job cuts form part of wider plans to shed 750 jobs in the UK, which were announced by the company earlier this year.

Toyota insisted the decision to axe jobs was not related to the recent recall of Toyota cars to deal with faults.

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