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Nissan will stop manufacturing Infiniti models at Sunderland

The Nissan plant at Sunderland Credit: PA

Its been announced that Nissan will stop manufacturing their premium brand Infiniti models at the Sunderland plant later this year.

Britain and Ireland’s largest union, Unite said it would be working closely with Nissan to protect the jobs of workers affected by the carmaker’s decision.

Unite said it would be seeking assurances on future employment and was confident of securing redeployment opportunities for the 200 plus workers affected.

  • In a statement, Unite national officer Steve Bush said:

This decision, which is driven by poor sales, is obviously sad news. Unite is confident however that workers on the Infiniti Q30 production line who want to stay with Nissan can be redeployed within the Sunderland plant onto other models.

In the coming weeks Unite will be working closely with Nissan to protect jobs and ensure that redeployment is carried out in an open and transparent way. We will also be seeking assurances on future employment levels and the production of other models at Sunderland.

– Unite national officer Steve Bush
  • The statement released earlier by Infiniti, included the following:

As a result of this restructuring plan, production of the Q30 and QX30 is to cease by mid-2019 at the manufacturing location in Sunderland, UK.

Plant management will discuss any impact on the plant with employees and their representatives.

– Press release - Infiniti
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