Honda to cut 800 jobs in Swindon

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HONDA plans to cut 800 jobs in Swindon, it was announced this morning.

The plant employs a number of people from Oxfordshire and has parts suppliers based in the county.

It is not yet known how these will be affected.

The firm said the changes were to "ensure the long term stability of its future business" after low demand in European markets. 

Sustained conditions of low demand in European markets make it necessary.

A consultation has been announced.

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3:05pm Fri 11 Jan 13

Mark L. says...

Hire em, fire em. They took on 500 new employees last year. They don't seem to know what they are doing. Very sad news for those who lose their jobs.
Hire em, fire em. They took on 500 new employees last year. They don't seem to know what they are doing. Very sad news for those who lose their jobs. Mark L.
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8:15am Sat 12 Jan 13

xjohnx says...

Honda don't employ that many staff.
Most workers are employees of employment agencies. No holiday pay and minimum redundancy or employee rights.
Honda don't employ that many staff. Most workers are employees of employment agencies. No holiday pay and minimum redundancy or employee rights. xjohnx
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3:21am Sun 13 Jan 13

Grunden Skip says...

xjohnx wrote:
Honda don't employ that many staff.
Most workers are employees of employment agencies. No holiday pay and minimum redundancy or employee rights.
The days of proper jobs, with rights have long gone. Thatchers dream is now a reality, hire them, fire them, do what you want with them, as long as the bosses are "alright Jack"
[quote][p][bold]xjohnx[/bold] wrote: Honda don't employ that many staff. Most workers are employees of employment agencies. No holiday pay and minimum redundancy or employee rights.[/p][/quote]The days of proper jobs, with rights have long gone. Thatchers dream is now a reality, hire them, fire them, do what you want with them, as long as the bosses are "alright Jack" Grunden Skip
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