Vauxhall to axe 900 jobs

Motor giant Vauxhall is to axe 900 jobs at its UK car factory and cut production, the company announced today.

Motor giant Vauxhall is to axe 900 jobs at its UK car factory and cut production, the company announced today.

The Ellesmere Port factory on Merseyside will lose its night shift from the end of the summer, cutting production of the Astra model.

The firm, owned by General Motors, said the move reflected the “ongoing pressure” in the car industry to increase productivity and reduce costs.

Derek Simpson, general secretary of Amicus, said: “This is another devastating blow to the car industry and UK manufacturing in general.”

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