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Jaguar Land Rover factory closures would be “economic car crash”

Stuart Richards
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Government needs to start thinking of the lives of Britain’s workers – and their families – rather than internal Tory party bickering says GMB Contributor Stuart Richards, Senior Organiser GMB.

GMB, the union for Jaguar Land Rover workers, has responded to the company’s warning they may have to close factories in the wake of a ‘bad’ Brexit. The UK’s biggest carmaker, owned by India’s Tata Motors, said its “heart and soul is in the UK”. But without frictionless trade JLR said its UK £80 billion investment plans would be in jeopardy.

Stuart Richards, Senior Organiser GMB said: “The Government is still spending more time squabbling with each other rather than listen to real warnings from industry. “Our members at Jaguar Land Rover do skilled jobs with decent pay and contribute millions to the real economy. We cannot afford to lose Jaguar Land Rover and its supply chain – it would be an economic car crash.

“The best thing that could come out of the Prime Minister’s get-together at Chequers is a clear commitment to the UK being part of a customs union with Europe. This Government needs to start thinking of the lives of Britain’s workers – and their families – rather than internal Tory party bickering.”


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