UK new car registrations in March jumped almost six per cent compared to a year ago according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).
Commenting, Unite assistant general secretary Tony Burke said: "The gravity defying UK car industry continues to lead the way. Credit should go to the highly skilled workforce for building top quality products. Their expertise has positioned Britain as the country to build cars. We are open for business to build new models and replace existing ones because Britain has the dedicated workforce, the skills and the vision.
"Unfortunately Britain's wider manufacturing industry continues to suffer because the government has the wrong policies. The government needs to learn lessons from the automotive industry and urgently begin an active and interventionist strategy to support UK manufacturing."
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Notes to editors:
- Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest trade union with 1.5 million members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey.