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I think there will be a lot of job losses over the next few months. Nissan are closing a factory in Spain, probably Sunderland as well when the UK crash out.
Renault have announced big cuts.
This is just the start. Covid not only killed people, it will wipe out thousands of jobs and a lot of companies.


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My understanding is that Nissan is going to concentrate their factories and development in Sunderland which should create jobs, though the old style diesel and petrol engined vehicle production plants will be phased out.

But there will be job losses until new industries kick in to pick up the slack.

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In the same way as Brexit gave companies an 'out' for cutting jobs and preserving the bottom line CV is another, the news from Nissan is surprising unless of course the UK government has promised financial help.

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Just listening to R4 - apparently car manufacture was lowest since War in April.

Yes - manufacturers will go to the wall unless bailed / nationalised. JLR are asking UK Govt for £1bn.

But this was always going to be an issue sooner or later - cars now last longer so don't need regular replacement.

But is it just cars? Lots of people will put off lots of purchases I suggest.

As an aside, how do you stop and start a car plant - I am thinking things like paint tanks and sprayers going solid / drying.

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Put weedkiller in the tank.

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mysty wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:32 am
I think there will be a lot of job losses over the next few months. Nissan are closing a factory in Spain, probably Sunderland as well when the UK crash out.
Renault have announced big cuts.
This is just the start. Covid not only killed people, it will wipe out thousands of jobs and a lot of companies.


https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/0 ... a-f17.html
Someone who is involved in moving new cars in bulk, told me that Renault are to move to Sunderland.

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b33jay wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 3:44 pm
mysty wrote:
Fri May 29, 2020 12:32 am
I think there will be a lot of job losses over the next few months. Nissan are closing a factory in Spain, probably Sunderland as well when the UK crash out.
Renault have announced big cuts.
This is just the start. Covid not only killed people, it will wipe out thousands of jobs and a lot of companies.


https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/0 ... a-f17.html
Someone who is involved in moving new cars in bulk, told me that Renault are to move to Sunderland.
I had heard that also, UK employment laws regarding redundancy are a key factor against the French Napoleonic ones. Just saying what I heard, not my opinion :roll:
The truth is everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for. Bob Marley

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Whilst Sunderland is a modern plant, I am surprised they do not move more production to their Dacia plants in Romania which must have cheaper labour costs.
Annabelle's Papa wrote:
Sat May 30, 2020 4:29 pm
I had heard that also, UK employment laws regarding redundancy are a key factor against the French Napoleonic ones. Just saying what I heard, not my opinion :roll:
No wonder Macron is sh1ting himself and wanting "level playing field" rules as part of a trade deal.

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If Renault move to the UK I will wear a dress outside for a week. :lol:
No chance of that happening.
Close up in France and shift production to the UK.
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Choose one more "it will never happen" statement Mysty and I might offer you odds on an accumulator!

At least I think that is the term, I have never gambled in my life. Thats not true, I have never placed a bet.

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