Feb 22, 2019

Honda: Delegation to lobby firm's Japan HQ against closure

A task group at Swindon Borough Council wants to begin talks with Honda bosses in Japan to convince them not to close down the town's plant. Honda has said the move was prompted by global changes in the car industry. "Mr Donachie added:"There is a sense that Honda needs to look through with a clinical eye of economic decisions and understand that Swindon in Wiltshire is the best place for electronic vehicle production that we have. Speaking after the meeting, union representative Paddy Brennan said investment on electric vehicle production had been promised for the Swindon site for the past four or five years. The motion also included calls for central government to pledge to help Honda workers re-skill if the closure went ahead in three years' time.

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