Nissan to cut hundreds of jobs at Sunderland plant

Nissan to cut hundreds of jobs at Sunderland plant

Plummeting diesel sales deal another employment blow to the UK automotive industry

Nissan is to cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland plant, Britain’s biggest car factory, as plummeting diesel sales dealt another employment blow to the UK automotive industry.

The manufacturer would not confirm any job losses, although local reports suggested long-serving staff could be asked to take voluntary redundancy. The Unite union said it had been assured there would be no compulsory redundancies at the site, which employs 7,000 people. A source with knowledge of the situation said “hundreds” of jobs are likely to go at Sunderland, which makes Nissan’s Qashqai and Juke models, as well as the electric Leaf.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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