Vauxhall workers in the UK are likely to escape the axe as parent company General Motors (GM) cuts 12,000 jobs across Europe.
The US parent company has not given a precise breakdown of the lay-offs, but has said that most of the redundancies will come at its plants in Germany. The reductions are part of a plan to cut costs by more than £340m.
Vauxhall employs around 5,000 workers at its plant in Ellesmere Port while GM has more than 2,000 employees producing vans in Luton.
No significant job losses are expected at these plants, although there has so far been no official comment about any impact in the UK.