Legal challenge to Luton closure

British union leaders are threatening legal action against General Motors over plans to end car assembly at its Luton plant, claims the Financial Times.

Unions representing more than 8,000 workers at Vauxhall, General Motors’ subsidiary, have taken legal advice over a possible breach of a wage agreement from 1988.

The unions hope to set up a meeting with Rick Wagoner, GM’s chief executive in Detroit.

A meeting has also been arranged next month between Mike Burns, GM’s European president and union officials, says the paper.

By Paul Nelson

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