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Cars Vauxhall cuts 250 further jobs at Ellesmere Port

18:07  11 january  2018
18:07  11 january  2018 Source:   autocar.co.uk

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Vauxhall is to cut a further 250 jobs at its plant in Cheshire as it slashes production of the Astra. The statement added: " Vauxhall Management affirmed the company's continued commitment to the Astra plant at Ellesmere Port .

Car manufacturer announces further cuts at Wirral site, where Astra is made, bringing total number of job losses to 650.

Astra production is handled at Ellesmere Port © Autocar Astra production is handled at Ellesmere Port

Vauxhall is cutting 250 further jobs from its Ellesmere Port plant as it bids to reduce costs and improve efficiency at the site.

In its second phase of workforce cuts, the first of which were first announced in October last year, the brand is offering employees voluntary redundancies. In total, Vauxhall plans to have removed 650 employees from its Cheshire site before September 2018.

Ellesmere Port employs 1800 of the company’s 4500 British workers. Vauxhall has established a 45-day consultancy, as per legal requirements, in order to aid its departing employees with new opportunities.

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Vauxhall plans to cut a further 250 jobs at its Ellesmere Port factory, just months after saying it would slash 400 staff at the site. The car manufacturer, which was bought by Peugeot-owner PSA Group in a £1.9bn deal last year, said the move was designed to drive the "recovery of plant productivity".

Vauxhall plans to slash a further 250 jobs at its Ellesmere Port factory, adding to the 400 staff cuts announced in October. The workforce at Ellesmere Port will fall to 1,200 once the job cuts are complete.

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Vauxhall plans to cut a further 250 jobs at its Ellesmere Port factory, just months after saying it would slash 400 staff at the site. As part of the job cuts , the Cheshire-based plant will move to a single production shift in April this year.

Vauxhall is cutting another 250 jobs at its Ellesmere Port car plant on top of the 400 jobs it announced in October. The Ellesmere Port plant in Cheshire, which makes the Astra, will move staff from two production shifts to one.

Vauxhall said Astra production would continue at its facility, but that production would be downgraded from operating two shifts to one shift per day.

It was revealed last year that Ellesmere Port’s cost efficiency was lower than other plants within the group, which includes its existing brands, Peugeot, Citroen and DS. PSA aims to return Vauxhall and Opel to profit by 2020.

PSA Group boss Carlos Tavares said late last year that he has no intention to close any company factories during this process. He revealed that Vauxhall and Opel would shift to using PSA platforms to enhance research and development sustainability.

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