Compulsory redundancies avoided at Vauxhall

The
director of personnel at Vauxhall has confirmed that an agreement has been
reached which will avoid any compulsory redundancies at Vauxhall’s Luton plant.

General
Motors announced in December that it was to close the factory in 2002 with the
loss of 2,000 jobs.

But
an agreement between Vauxhall and the unions has been agreed involving the
transfer of workers to the neighbouring IBC plant, which makes the Vivaro van
and Frontera off roader, as well as 2,000 employees taking voluntary
redundancy.

Bruce
Warman, director of personnel at Vauxhall, said, “I am very pleased we have
reached a situation where there is an understanding of what we have to do at
the plant.

“We
will work with the trade unions to help people to make sure they are looked
after as well as possible.”

www.vauxhall.co.uk

 By Ben Willmott

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