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Unite comment on Vauxhall sale: Our priority is to secure a future for UK plants

05 March 2017

Commenting today (Sunday) ahead of the anticipated announcement that General Motors will enter into a deal on its European operations with the French PSA Group, the leader of the country’s biggest union reiterated that the priority must be to secure a long-term future for the three UK sites at Ellesmere Port, Luton and Toddington. 

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “Over the weekend, the chief executives of both General Motors and the PSA Group have spoken to me to outline their plans.

“Unite will ensure that these are communicated to our members at the earliest opportunity so that we can end this nerve-wracking period for these loyal workers, and move forward on how to safeguard our sites.

“So while initial discussions with the PSA Group have been relatively positive, our priority now is to ensure a long-term future for our plants and the tens of thousands of workers depending on them.

“We will also be urging the government to stay at the table, just as the French and German governments do, to provide full support for our auto workers through this deeply unsettling time.”

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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.