Aug 26, 2020

BMW Mini Oxford car plant set for hundreds of job losses

Hundreds of people are to lose their jobs at the Mini car factory in Oxford. Production at the factory in Cowley was halted in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, with work resuming in May. However, a "Substantial" fall in customer demand during lockdown has led to a decision to reduce the number of shifts at the plant. The plant is moving from a three-shift pattern to two shifts in mid-October, while still operating five days a week. "We have made the difficult decision to adjust our shift patterns at Mini Plant Oxford from October." In total the plant employs about 4,000 people and produced 222,340 Minis in 2019.

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