A Union leader has said an expected deal to sell Vauxhall to a French car giant must include a commitment to the long-term future of plants in the UK.
Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite, said thousands of Vauxhall workers at Ellesmere Port, which employs hundreds from Wales, and Luton had endured a "nerve-wracking" few weeks.
General Motors is set to announce today it will sell Vauxhall and Opel to the PSA Group, which makes Peugeot and Citroen models.
There is good news for hundreds of Welsh Vauxhall workers. The car giant is going to build the new Astra at its Ellesmere Port factory. It will be the lead plant of only two in Europe building the new model.
Welsh Secretary Cheryl Gillan has today welcomed the announcement from GM that will safeguard 2,000 jobs and car production at the Ellesmere Port plant until at least 2020.
The £125million investment to build the next generation Astra will also create 700 new jobs and 4,000 jobs in the supply chain - news which will be welcomed by the hundreds of North Wales based employees who work at the plant.
Welcoming the announcement, the Secretary of State for Wales, Cheryl Gillan said:
Around 300 Welsh workers at Vauxhall's Ellesmere Port plant could get some good news later. The car giant's expected to announce that the next generation of its Astra model will be built at the factory, guaranteeing the future of the plant for many years.