Up to 154 UK Vauxhall roles have been earmarked for the chop.
Nick Reily, the chief executive of Vauxhall and its European counterpart Opel, said 154 sales and admin roles would go as part of a wider plan to axe 8,300 jobs across Vauxhall and Opel’s operation to try to get the brands to break even by 2011.
A GM Motors spokesperson said the job cuts “were not new” and internal staff were aware.
Admin roles at the UK headquarters are among those that will go, he said.
“A lot of the number has already gone in natural attrition,” he added.
The car giant employs 4,600 staff in the UK.