Ford's 1,200 job cuts in Canada said 'devastating'


By Scott Anderson TORONTO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co.'s plan to slash up to 20 percent of its work force in Canada is a "devastating" blow, Buzz Hargrove, president of the Canadian Auto Workers union, said on Monday. "It's a huge hit for our members," Hargrove told a news conference. Ford, North America's second-largest automaker, said on Monday it will cut 25,000 to 30,000 jobs and close 14 plants in North America by 2012. The cuts involve the loss of one shift and 1,200 jobs ...

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