Nissan creates 2000 UK jobs

Japanese car giant Nissan has announced plans to build a new model at its UK factory under a £125 million investment programme, creating 2000 new jobs.

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Unite: Nissan announcement is a "step in the right direction"

Thousands of cars at the Nissan plant in Sunderland. In 2010 the plant built 423,262 cars. Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire

Unite union national officer Tony Murphy welcomed today's announcement by Nissan as a "boost for skilled jobs and a lifeline for the local economy". He said the move was evidence that government intervention into industry can work:

"The success of the British car industry is proof that, with the right support and investment, UK manufacturing can flourish. Nissan's announcement is a testament to the UK's car-building capability and the skills of the Sunderland workforce.

"The Government has taken a step in the right direction. We hope this is a sign that the coalition is getting serious about supporting manufacturing."

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