Luxury French glass manufacturer Baccarat has extended the partial unemployment of its staff until July 4.

The layoffs had originally been planned until the end of April but has been extended as a result of the Covid 19 pandemic.

Of the site’s 520 employees, only about 50 of them are still working to maintain the furnaces.

A team of a further 10 employees is expected to resume work this month in order to fulfil the few orders the company receives.