The union Unite says it will fight any plans for compulsory redundancies by Honda bosses. Staff were told this morning that nearly a quarter of the workforce at its Swindon factory are to go this year.
"Unite will oppose any compulsory job losses. We expect Honda to negotiate meaningfully with the union in order to mitigate the impact of these cuts. Unite will be meeting with our local union reps in the coming days to discuss the company's proposals."