Sep 23, 2021

Vauxhall Motors plans Luton job losses amid chip crisis

Hundreds of jobs are at risk at Vauxhall's van plant, due to a global shortage of microchips. The Unite union said it would "Do everything in our power to mitigate or prevent" job losses. Modern vehicles can have hundreds of chips so the shortage has forced car manufacturers to curtail production. It is proposing the number of production positions be reduced from 990 to 751.A Vauxhall spokesman said: "As with all vehicle manufacturers globally, the semiconductor component shortage is impacting our production sites."Therefore, we are entering a consultation period with our employees and union partners for the Luton plant to temporarily reduce the current three shifts to two. Y Faughnan, from the Unite union, said: "We will do everything in our power to mitigate or prevent some of these job losses.

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