Honda Swindon: 149 workers face compulsory redundancy

Honda South Marston plant, Swindon The company has confirmed that 191 people have volunteered for redundancy

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Up to 149 permanent staff at carmaker Honda in Swindon could face compulsory redundancy, the company has confirmed.

Honda announced last month plans to cut 500 jobs including 160 temporary posts at South Marston due to falling sales.

The company has now confirmed that 191 people have volunteered for redundancy but 340 permanent staff need to go.

A spokeswoman for the company said discussions with the Unite union would be continuing to look at "the processes required for compulsory redundancies".

About 3,000 workers are based at the South Marston plant, building the Civic, Jazz and CR-V for the UK and European markets.

The Japanese carmaker, which opened in Swindon in 1992, made 38 compulsory and 554 voluntary redundancies last year.

This year as well as cutting shifts, Honda is also planning to move production to one line in an attempt to "improve production flexibility and efficiency".

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