Nissan's Sunderland workforce to hit 7,000

A new Nissan model will come off the production line today, which has helped create 500 new jobs at the Japanese car giant's UK plant in Sunderland.

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Productivity down at Nissan plant

Productivity is down slightly at the Japanese owned plant in Sunderland Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Productivity at the Nissan car factory on Wearside fell last year by 1.7%.

The figures come a day after the new Qashqai started coming off the production line.

The introduction of new models like this has led to a temporary downturn, according to The Society of Motor Manufacturers.

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