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Honda job losses: 450 workers made redundant leave South Marston plant

Honda South Marston plant, Swindon
Image caption More than 3,000 workers are based at the South Marston plant, building the Civic, Jazz and CR-V for the UK and European markets

Up to 450 workers at carmaker Honda who were made redundant have left their jobs at its Swindon plant.

In April, the firm said it planned to cut jobs, including 160 temporary posts at South Marston, due to falling sales.

There were 100 compulsory redundancies with the rest leaving under voluntary terms. Others that have left were on temporary contracts.

More than 3,000 workers are based at the South Marston plant, building the Civic, Jazz and CR-V.

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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