The £200 million investment, which will mean 250 new jobs at Jaguar Land Rover at the Halewood plant on Merseyside is ‘an important stepping stone to creating more such highly skilled jobs’, Unite, the country’s largest union, said today (Thursday 19 June).
Unite national officer for the automotive industries Roger Maddison welcomed the creation of the new jobs as good news for the North West and ‘a great boost for UK car manufacturing’.
"Unite members have shown that they have the skills and commitment to make Land Rover the world leader that it is.
“These new jobs are an important stepping stone to the creation of more such highly skilled jobs.
“The UK car industry has gone through a renaissance in the last decade and is once again at the forefront of British manufacturing, producing high quality vehicles, many of which are exported abroad.
“The bedrock of this achievement has been the good working relationship that the trades unions and employers have built up on the industrial relations front.”
For further information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 07768 693940 and/or the Unite press office on 020 3371 2065.
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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