The leader of Britain’s largest union, Unite, has confirmed today (Saturday 18 February) that he will next week meet with Carlos Tavares, chief executive of the PSA Group, to discuss Peugeot’s proposals to buy General Motors’ European operation, including the UK Vauxhall operations.
Commenting, Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “I am pleased that Carlos Tavares has responded speedily and positively to my request for a meeting to discuss Peugeot’s intentions towards our Vauxhall plants.
“I will be using this meeting to press the case for the UK’s world class facilities and workforce, and ensuring that Mr Tavares and the PSA Group understand fully that Luton, Toddington and Ellesmere Port, and thousands of dedicated UK workers, deserve a strong backer and a positive future.”
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Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with over 1.4 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.