AN aerospace firm has announced plans to cut more than 100 jobs.

Workers at Gardner Aerospace, in Consett, County Durham, were sent a letter detailing up to 110 redundancies.

The decision will also affect workers at plants in Derby and Hull who are also up for redundancy.

A GMB Union spokesperson said the trade union is trying to limit the amount of job losses at the County Durham site and are opposing proposals for remaining staff to work longer hours.

Michael Hooper, a national officer for the GMB union, said: “The intention of the firm is to reduce the workforce but increase the amount of hours for every else. The stewards at the site have a meeting with the company about that tomorrow.

“Some of the people working there are furloughed so trying to get information to them is difficult.”

The announcement follows news that Gestamp Tallent on Aycliffe Business Park, in County Durham, plans to make 59 roles redundant at the factory to cope with the collapse in demand during the coronavirus pandemic.

The firm, which employees around 1,000 people in the town, said the roles up for redundancy will be considered during a consultation process.

The Northern Echo has contacted Gardner Aerospace for comment.