PORTUGAL: 170 Lose Jobs At Melka Textile Factory
Up to 170 workers at textile firm Melka will lose their jobs at the end of July after the business' parent company, UK clothing giant William Baird, decided to end production. The plant in Palmela, in the south west of the country, is being axed because of its high production costs. A second plant run by Melka in the same region is not affected by the closure.
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