Jan 22, 2018

Vauxhall: Unite chief in talks over Ellesmere Port's future

The leader of the biggest UK union is to seek assurances from French firm PSA Peugeot Citroen over the future of Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port factory. Len McCluskey of Unite is due in Paris on Monday to warn PSA's boss Carlos Tavares that that the Vauxhall plant needs more work to save to jobs. PSA says it wants to build the new Astra at Ellesmere, but that has not eased worries about the plant's future. "What we need to do is bring a new model to Ellesmere Port. It's got a great case - it has always been one of the most efficient plants in Europe." "Vauxhall has consistently held a high proportion of the UK car market. It follows then that if our plant is betrayed, then the company's share of the UK market will be hit. Unite will make sure of that."

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