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A European manufacturing company is closing its Merseyside base with immediate effect resulting in the loss of more than 200 jobs.

Two further days of strike action will hit production of beans and soup at Heinz flagship Kitt Green plant in Wigan before the end of the year, Unite the union has announced today.

Managers at Royal Mail Group will be balloted on industrial action for the first time since 1979 over job losses, the union Unite said today.

Unite, the UK's biggest union, will lead the calls for an economic alternative to the policy of cuts promised by the coalition government at this year's Labour party conference.

British Airways cabin crew will walk out for seven days later this month after talks between the airline and labour unions broke down.

Unite is to ballot 14,000 British Airways cabin crew on industrial action in a row over new contracts.

Lloyds Banking Group is to cut a further 1,200 jobs, it said today.

The cuts bring to 8,200 the number of jobs shed by LBG since its creation in January.

The announcement was slammed by the banking union Unite which described it as a "betrayal" of taxpayers.

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