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Industrial McCluskey: Vauxhall jobs can be saved

JOBS could be saved at Vauxhall if ministers step up to the mark, Unite union leader Len McCluskey said today.

Mr McCluskey leader met Vauxhall owner PSA boss Carlos Tavares in Paris to seek assurances over the future of the Ellesmere Port plant.

PSA said earlier this month that another 250 jobs could be cut at Vauxhall, on top of 400 losses announced last year.

After the meeting, Mr McCluskey said: “Carlos Tavares repeated his desire not to close UK plants, which is reassuring.

“On behalf of Unite, I repeated our determination to safeguard the UK plants and if needs be our willingness to disrupt PSA’s UK market share if the company fails to support this loyal workforce.”

Mr McCluskey vowed to press Business Secretary Greg Clark to make sure the government does all it can to ensure PSA investment.

“I will be seeking a meeting with the secretary of state on this as soon as possible, because there is no time to lose.

“The three parties — PSA, Unite and the UK government — must work together now to give our plants a future.”


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