2200 DHL employess involved in the production of Jaguar Land Rover's vehicles are being told that they could lose their jobs.
Two in five of the entire workforce employed by DHL on the JLR logistics contract face redundancy, across full-time, salaried and agency staff on the contract.
The cuts will fall on all of JLR’s major factories, including at their plants in the West Midlands. Castle Bromwich, Hams Hall, Midpoint, Solihull and Tyrefort will be affected by the proposed redundancies.
The 2200 proposed redundancies comprise just under 40 per cent of the entire DHL workforce on the contract. DHL has not given a firm date about when the redundancy process will be completed but has indicated that half of the job losses are a result of a decline in car production and half are as a result of anticipated ‘efficiency savings’.
Unite says that it will ensure that the eventual number of job losses is kept to an absolute minimum.