Designer clothing brand Burberry is to delay the closure of its factory in Treorchy, South Wales by three months.

The company revealed details of the closure in September after a year-long review of its supply chain and manufacturing process.

At the time Burberry said the site, which makes polo shirts, was no longer commercially viable and planned to shut it down in early 2007 with the loss of more than 300 jobs.

The company has now agreed to keep production going until 31 March 2007 following meetings with union leaders.

The GMB union has organised a series of demonstrations by workers in an attempt to maintain production at the site on a permanent basis.