Nissan to cut 365 North-East jobs

The Northern Echo: The job cuts at Nissan Sunderland will be limited to staff on temporary contracts. The job cuts at Nissan Sunderland will be limited to staff on temporary contracts.

CAR maker Nissan has announced plans to cut 365 temporary jobs at its Sunderland factory this summer due to a dip in demand. 

Nissan has added 2,000 people to its North-East workforce in the past two years taking staff numbers beyond 7,000, to support a £1bn new model investment programme and deliver record sales in Europe.

After making more than 500,000 vehicles in both of those years, in January the Japanese firm introduced 24-hour operations across the entire site at Sunderland for the first time.

Market conditions do not require the plant to be at such levels beyond the summer, therefore Line 2 will return to two-shift operations from mid-June, it said.

This decision will reduce the total headcount at Nissan Sunderland by 365, but the company expects the actual number of people affected to be fewer, due to staff turnover. Those leaving the company will be limited to staff hired on temporary contracts.

Thre move will reduce the headcount at Sunderland to about 6,700, supporting two-shift operations on Line 2 with 24-hour operations continuing across the rest of the site.

This year Nissan expects to make 500,000 cars in Sunderland for a third consecutive year, which will be another record for the UK car industry.

 

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11:38am Fri 2 May 14

gramps427 says...

A DIP surely not; its only the other week we were being told the car industry was leading the way for the incredible 0.8% rise in GDP! Perhaps these workers will find new jobs at those companies desperate for experienced people in the car industry?
A DIP surely not; its only the other week we were being told the car industry was leading the way for the incredible 0.8% rise in GDP! Perhaps these workers will find new jobs at those companies desperate for experienced people in the car industry? gramps427
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8:28pm Fri 2 May 14

Jackaranda says...

Cutting 'temporary jobs', surely that's a contradiction!!
Cutting 'temporary jobs', surely that's a contradiction!! Jackaranda
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10:05pm Fri 2 May 14

thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth says...

Im sure all the car haters will be happy.

I blame the people who use buses.
Im sure all the car haters will be happy. I blame the people who use buses. thetruthyoucanthandlethetruth
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8:32pm Tue 6 May 14

Savant_NE says...

365 , its more likely to be nearer a 1000 when you take into account all the suppliers .Thats still 365 families struggling again.Temporary workers the unsung heroes, never moan about the job , no security and finished at the drop of a hat without any sort of redundancy protection.Treated like second class citizens but 'its Ok that what temps are for'.They do it willingly because they know the alternative is worse.
The employment laws should be changed to at least give them a bonus for staying the distance , and given more respect by their colleagues as they would not like being in their position.
365 , its more likely to be nearer a 1000 when you take into account all the suppliers .Thats still 365 families struggling again.Temporary workers the unsung heroes, never moan about the job , no security and finished at the drop of a hat without any sort of redundancy protection.Treated like second class citizens but 'its Ok that what temps are for'.They do it willingly because they know the alternative is worse. The employment laws should be changed to at least give them a bonus for staying the distance , and given more respect by their colleagues as they would not like being in their position. Savant_NE
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