Print Edition - 2018-04-22  |  Money Digest

Nissan to cut hundreds of jobs at UK car plant

LONDON

Apr 22, 2018-

Japanese automaker Nissan will axe hundreds of staff at its car plant in northeastern England due to a sharp fall in diesel car sales, a source told AFP on Friday. Questioned about media reports of hundreds of job losses at Nissan’s factory in the coastal city of Sunderland, a source close to the matter confirmed the news but declined to give a timeframe. The news also comes as Britain’s car sector, which is largely foreign-owned, continues to face Brexit uncertainty on the horizon. The Sunderland plant—which builds the Juke, Leaf and Qashqai car models, many of which are diesel—employs 7,000 workers who produce some 500,000 vehicles per year. (AFP)

 

Published: 22-04-2018 08:14

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