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Nissan to cut hundreds of UK jobs

Nissan is to cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland car plant, as diesel sales decline.
The carmaker builds its Qashqai and Juke models at the north-eastern England site, where it employs 7,000 people.
As well as a fall in the demand for its diesel cars, the job losses relate to a switch in production to newer models.
The job cuts follow those at Jaguar Land Rover, which last week said it would shed 1,000 contract staff.
A Nissan spokesman said: "As previously communicated, we are transitioning to a new range of powertrains over the next year.
"As we make the operational changes required to support this, we will be managing a planned short-term reduction in powertrain supply and plant volumes at NMUK in line with our 2018 Business Plan. We are now discussing these operational changes with our employees."
Employees will be offered a financial package and the chance to be retrained if they choose to leave.


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-43841922


 
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