Oct 15, 2017

Vauxhall plans 400 job cuts at Ellesmere Port as sales fall

Vauxhall is due to announce on Monday about 400 job cuts at its Ellesmere Port car plant due to falling sales. Vauxhall employs about 4,500 people in the UK, with about 1,800 at Ellesmere Port. He pointed out that sales of so-called sports utility vehicles have grown rapidly across Europe, while the type of five-door estates and saloons made at Ellesmere Port have fallen. The spokesman said there will be a new-generation Astra model in the early 2020s, so Vauxhall wanted to make Ellesmere Port more productive so it can get this car contract. The Unite union said it would not comment on any job losses until it had spoken to shop stewards at Ellesmere Port on Monday.

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