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    Just had a text off my mate who should be working afternoons to tell me that they have downed tools and walked out.
    We will be doing the same tonight when we go in.
    GM are taking away the 3rd shift which will result in the loss of 1000 or so jobs. (despite us breaking numerous production records and meeting and exceeding quality targets).

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    Saw this on the news at lunchtime. The workers are trying to get the management to spread the job losses around Europe. Apparently it is far easier to get rid of British workers as Europe have more employee protection in place to prevent it happening to them. The EU policies working well for us again i see.

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    The rumour is that they want the 3rd shift to go after the summer shut down...could be a nice long summer break for me!! Anyone know of any jobs going??

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    Mcdonals are always looking for staff.

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    You could go to Ford and give them a hand, A waiting list till september for an ST focus at the moment !!!

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    Sorry to hear you might be at risk Taffy.

    What's really going on here? At first GM seemed to be claiming it's because they expected sales of the Astra to drop, but then I read in AutoExpress that it was currently outselling the Focus in the UK. AFAIK, most UK Astras are made at Ellesmere Port? So it can't be doing that badly.

    Is this all just about saving money again? At this rate, by the time GM starts making profits again, nobody will be buying the cars because all the good features will be gone, and there won't be anyone left to make them in any case. It's all very sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bainie
    You could go to Ford and give them a hand, A waiting list till september for an ST focus at the moment !!!
    Only trouble is they're built at the Saarluis factory, which is in Germany!

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    Jeeze fella, that's rough, I hope they sort things out, there's little worse than finding yourself out of work through no fault of your own.

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    Jag will be recruiting summer / later this year

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    All these companies are looking for reasons to close here and open in India at lower production costs, get ready for mass migration out of the UK in the next ten years, as Asia takes over.

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