The Unite Union says Honda's decision to axe nearly a quarter of its Swindon workforce is a disaster for manufacturing in the UK and for the local economy. Union leaders were told of the job loses yesterday and are locked in talks with bosses today.
This is a hammer blow to UK manufacturing and to Swindon where Honda is a major employer. The reality is that over 1,000 jobs are going at Honda - it’s a disaster for manufacturing in the UK and for the local economy . It's a tragedy for our members and their families. There's no doubt these cuts will have a significant knock-on impact on the supply chain, and on local shops and services .That is why we intend to save as many jobs as possible.
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