LONDON (Reuters) - General Electric Co (GE.N) plans to cut around 1,100 jobs or 6 percent of its workforce across its power business in Britain following a significant deterioration in its markets, it said on Thursday.

GE said it had launched a consultation period over the restructuring which would affect jobs at two plants in Stafford and Rugby, central England.

The cuts are part of a wider program to remove 12,000 jobs by the U.S. company.

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GE said it remained committed to the UK, which would continue to be a "strategic market".

(Reporting by Kate Holton; Editing by Georgina Prodhan)