Qashqai demand prompts reinstatement of third Sunderland shift
28 January 2010

Nissan has announced plans to restart a third shift at its Burnaston plant, creating 400 jobs.

The plant manufactures the Qashqai, Micra and Note.

Toyota cuts 750 jobs

With the economy in recession and overall UK car sales down on the previous year, Nissan cut production back to two shifts at Sunderland in January last year.

It has described the reinstatement of the third shift as "temporary", estimating it will run for six months as a result of a surge in demand for the Qashqai, which is due to be facelifted in March.

In addition to 400 workers, 160 workers already on fixed-term contracts will be retained.

The new jobs will be based on fixed term contracts.

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28 January 2010

[quote Autocar]Nissan has announced plans to restart a third shift at its Burnaston plant, creating 400 jobs.

Didn't take long for Nissan to take over Toyota's factory then in light of the latter's job cuts. We may see Nissan expand its Swindon plant too.......

Good and bad news today from Japan's 2 largest marques for Britain's workforce.

28 January 2010

It mentions this is a temporary measure - 400 workers on fixed term contracts.

28 January 2010

Nice to hear Nissan helping out at Toyota!

29 January 2010

Odd that Hors......I mean Big Ed who jumped all over the Toyota UK job story has nothing to say on this thread.

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