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Peugeot agrees deal with General Motors to buy Vauxhall

Peugeot (PSA) has agreed a deal with General Motors to buy Vauxhall. The £1.9 billion deal, will see PSA become Europe's No. 2 carmaker.

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Welsh workers await news of expected deal to buy Vauxhall

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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.

Over the weekend, the chief executives of both General Motors and the PSA Group have spoken to me to outline their plans.

Unite will ensure that these are communicated to our members at the earliest opportunity so that we can end this nerve-wracking period for these loyal workers, and move forward on how to safeguard our sites.

So while initial discussions with the PSA Group have been relatively positive, our priority now is to ensure a long-term future for our plants and the tens of thousands of workers depending on them.

– Len McCluskey, general secretary of Unite

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