Government may help to retrain auto workers

Posted on 5 Jan 2009 by The Manufacturer

Government is considering a proposal by Nissan to finance new training for some of the 5000 workers at its Sunderland plant so that they can find new jobs if their working schedule is not normalised.

Staff at the Japanese car giant’s north east factory have been on short hours, though on normal pay, since before Christmas. The firm implemented production cuts like most of its peers to compensate for dire demand.

Reports are that similar proposals will be considered for the likes of Honda, Toyota and JCB.