MANUFACTURING union T&G confirmed yesterday that General Motors will be axing 340 jobs from its Vauxhall plant in Ellesmere Port and 94 jobs will be lost from its Luton van plant over the next two years.
The confirmation followed the company's announcement that it intends to cut 12,000 jobs across Europe.
T&G national secretary for the car industry Dave Osborne said: "To mark the General Motors day of action today, we will be sending a message of solidarity to workers in continental Europe who are facing the bulk of the cutbacks.
"Together with our German colleagues, through the European Works Council, we are seeking a European framework agreement and a new strategy from General Motors to address the underlying problems the company face."
Vauxhall workers in Britain will be joining the International day of action in their thousands with information and consultation meetings of up to one hour duration taking place at Ellesmere Port, Luton IBC Vehicles, Toddington Warehouse and elsewhere.
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