More redundancies at Longbridge?

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    richardk

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    More redundancies at Longbridge?

    Post by richardk on Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:26 pm

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7981535.stm

    Doubt over jobs at MG car plant

    Car production resumed at the former MG Rover plant in 2008
    Around a fifth of the workforce at the MG plant in Birmingham could lose their jobs, the car manufacturer has said.

    MG Motor UK Ltd said 30 employees were at risk of redundancy following a review and restructure of business operations at the Longbridge site.

    The company, previously Nanjing, said it could not make assurances of long-term employment stability for staff due to the current economic climate.

    Production of the MGTF sports car restarted at the factory last year.

    Early action

    A statement from MG Motor UK said: "The unique trading conditions we are currently operating in make any assurances of long-term employment stability difficult to predict.

    "Following a review and restructure of its business operations the company has abided by the statutory consultation process and placed a number of employees 'at risk' of redundancy.

    "MG UK has always maintained that its workforce would be preserved in line with the ongoing needs of the business and sustainability has and will continue to be a priority as the economy experiences unique trading conditions."

    The company added that by taking early action it hoped further redundancies could be avoided.

    Nanjing bought MG Rover's assets following the collapse of the company nearly four years ago.

    The Chinese firm recently re-branded itself as MG Motor UK Ltd.[b]
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    Re: More redundancies at Longbridge?

    Post by patpending on Fri Apr 03, 2009 1:56 pm

    Well, I hope Emma Freeman is holding on to her pink sticky labels...Wink
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    Re: More redundancies at Longbridge?

    Post by docjunior2008 on Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:31 pm

    richardk wrote:http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/west_midlands/7981535.stm

    Doubt over jobs at MG car plant

    Car production resumed at the former MG Rover plant in 2008
    Around a fifth of the workforce at the MG plant in Birmingham could lose their jobs, the car manufacturer has said.

    MG Motor UK Ltd said 30 employees were at risk of redundancy following a review and restructure of business operations at the Longbridge site.

    The company, previously Nanjing, said it could not make assurances of long-term employment stability for staff due to the current economic climate.

    Production of the MGTF sports car restarted at the factory last year.

    Early action

    A statement from MG Motor UK said: "The unique trading conditions we are currently operating in make any assurances of long-term employment stability difficult to predict.

    "Following a review and restructure of its business operations the company has abided by the statutory consultation process and placed a number of employees 'at risk' of redundancy.

    "MG UK has always maintained that its workforce would be preserved in line with the ongoing needs of the business and sustainability has and will continue to be a priority as the economy experiences unique trading conditions."

    The company added that by taking early action it hoped further redundancies could be avoided.

    Nanjing bought MG Rover's assets following the collapse of the company nearly four years ago.

    The Chinese firm recently re-branded itself as MG Motor UK Ltd.[b]
    Is there any news as to whether the new MG6 will be built there in the near future? I hope they don't lay people off, then announce that they are to commence production of a new car there.
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    Re: More redundancies at Longbridge?

    Post by richardk on Mon Apr 06, 2009 8:58 am

    No news as yet but really it can be the only thing they are holding onto Longbridge for..why have a factory if you don't plan to produce cars there. There has been talk of 3 models being produced at LB..fingers crossed for some good news soon.
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    Re: More redundancies at Longbridge?

    Post by patpending on Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:17 am

    richardk wrote:No news as yet but really it can be the only thing they are holding onto Longbridge for..why have a factory if you don't plan to produce cars there. There has been talk of 3 models being produced at LB..fingers crossed for some good news soon.
    yes, IIRC Gary Hagen said in a video interview (him sitting in a TF) four (3 + sportscar) or even five (4+1)...obviously the credit crunch has been really bad news for car companies and these plans must have been subject to revision, but while all companies will need cash-saving "panic mode" plans, the future will reward the brave (those whose "brave" turned out not to be "stupid", that is).

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