Car giant Nissan is to end the night shift at its Sunderland plant, workers have been told.
Unite said it believed no jobs will be lost as a result of the decision, but workers will lose a shift allowance.
The move follows a decline in car sales and has raised fears of a knock-on effect in firms that supply Nissan with parts.
The plant employs about 3,000 workers on the night shift.
- Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said:
- In a statement, Nissan said: