Job losses at truck firm

NEW JOBS BLOW ... the Caterpillar factory at Peterlee is shedding more staff.
NEW JOBS BLOW ... the Caterpillar factory at Peterlee is shedding more staff.

MORE job losses have been announced at a truck plant.

Around 70 temporary workers at Caterpillar Logistics in Peterlee are being laid off.

It comes less than a month since 300 agency workers were let go by the firm, who blame the losses on a fall in demand for its products after a good start to the year.

A Caterpillar spokesman said: “We regret the need to take this action, but we need to align our workforce with production volumes and continue to position our business to be successful in the long-term.”

Easington MP Grahame Morris described the news as “hugely disappointing” and is calling on the Government to do more to stimulate demand.