Following the meeting between Unite general secretary Len McCluskey, the President of General Motors Dan Ammann, and the secretary of state for business and industrial strategy Greg Clark today (Thursday 16 February), the union’s leader said:
“My immediate priority now is to understand where Peugeot is now in this process, which is why I am contacting the CEO of the company, Carlos Tavares, to request urgent talks.
“Unite is committed to talking to all the concerned parties in the UK, Germany and France to ensure that the case for the UK workers is pressed at the highest levels.
“But I also say this; our government should demand that whenever the car makers are meeting with the French and German governments, then the UK government must be at the same table.”
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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.