Ellesmere Port Vauxhall plant to create hundred of new jobs

Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant is set to launch a brand new model next year and with it will come over 300 new jobs according to an announcement made recently.

This is the “first significant new-hire programme for a decade” and will see the plant’s employee count rise to 1,900 by the beginning of 2015.

Union convener John Cooper is optimistic that further recruitment will be also be made later in the year to support the unveiling of the new model.

He said:

“The first tranche of new hires come in in the first quarter of next year and in September the new car is launched, and depending on sales, there could be more staff.”

“These are permanent jobs and take the workforce to just short of 2,000, but there will also be a knock-on effect for the suppliers that could create more jobs further down the line.”

Roger Maddison, Unite the Union national officer, added:

“This is continued confirmation of the skills and expertise of the Vauxhall workforce and the world class vehicles they build. It demonstrates how companies like Vauxhall, working with Unite and the workforce, can secure jobs and skills for the future.”

Tim Tozer, Vauxhall’s chairman and managing director commented:

“This is great news for Vauxhall and for British manufacturing.”

“Both of our UK manufacturing plants have won long contracts with all-new product and as the business strengthens, we now need to take on more people to build these exciting new Vauxhalls.”

Business Secretary Vince Cable speaks highly of the manufacturing firm:

“I personally have been to General Motors in the USA twice to plead the case with the top men in the company, to persuade them this was a very good place to be.

“Here they have a flexible plant and a co-operative Labour force.”

Source: Liverpool Echo

Image source: The Guardian

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