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April 3, 2009 3:00 am
The reduction in cigarette consumption in the west and its rise in eastern Europe were blamed yesterday for proposals to make 233 staff redundant at the Filtrona Filters plant in Jarrow, south Tyneside. The company, which employs 365 people in Jarrow, plans to maintain high-speed manufacturing and product development at the site but is moving other manufacturing capacity to Hungary.
The plant, in Jarrow since 1948, employed 2,000 people in its early years. Since 2002, however, cigarette consumption in the west has fallen by 14 per cent, while it has risen in eastern Europe by 10 per cent.
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