Vauxhall unveils redundancy package for Luton staff

Vauxhall has revealed details of its redundancy package following its decision last week to cease production at its Luton car plant.

More than 5,000 Vauxhall employees will be offered a redundancy package. Those under the age of 50 will be offered 25 months’ salary or 19 months’ salary and a car. Staff of retirement age will be offered a lump sum.

Another alternative for employees will be to transfer to the Vauxhall plant at Ellesmere port, Cheshire or a General Motors van factory in Luton.

Staff will consider the redundancy packages during a four-week period of shutting down the plant.

The Government has also pledged to provide job advice and retraining to those affected.

By Karen Higginbottom

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