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Jaguar Land Rover to cut over 10% of workforce in UK

Christian Fernsby ▼ | January 22, 2020
Jaguar Land Rover will cut over 10% of the workforce in its Halewood factory due to slower than expected growth of two models, the Unite Union said today.
Jaguar Land Rover Halewood factory
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The job losses will affect both permanent employees and agency staff at the site which makes the Range Rover Evoque and Land Rover Discovery Sport vehicles.

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“The challenges being faced at JLR are also being experienced by other UK car factories,” Unite national officer Des Quinn said.

"Unite understands the job losses are a result of moving from a three shift system to a two plus shift system that will deliver flexibility efficiencies that longer term should benefit both employees and the company, which is set to come into effect from this April," Unite says.

"The job losses comprise a mixture of permanent employees and agency staff and accounts for over 10 per cent of the plant’s workforce. Unite has negotiated that the loss of the permanent employees will be through an enhanced voluntary redundancy scheme."