Unite statement on meeting PSA CEO over proposed Vauxh...

Unite statement on meeting PSA chief executive officer over proposed Vauxhall takeover

24 February 2017

The leader of Britain’s largest union, Unite, Len McCluskey met with the chief executive officer of PSA group Carlos Tavares to discuss the proposed takeover of Vauxhall today (Friday 24 February).

Commenting after his meeting with the CEO of PSA group Carlos Tavares Unite general secretary Len McCluskey said: “I’ll be meeting over 100 Unite shop stewards from Ellesmere Port, Luton and Toddington on Monday to report back fully on my meeting with Carlos Tavares.

“It was a relatively positive first meeting in which Mr Tavares gave assurances that current production commitments would be met should the takeover with PSA go-ahead.

“It was also heartening to hear that PSA group wants to work with Unite and recognises the skill and efficiency of our members who make the world class Astra and Vivaro vans. 

“Going forward both Unite and PSA have agreed to work together and engage constructively as developments unfold.”


For further information please contact Unite head of media and campaigns Alex Flynn on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869 or Unite director of campaigns and communications Pauline Doyle on 07976 832861.

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.