Vauxhall's plant at Ellesemere Port has escaped any job cuts as part of owner GM's plans to shed 9000 workers across Europe.
Yesterday GM revealed it will cut 9000 jobs, but beyond saying between 50-60 per cent of the cuts will be in Germany, it did not specify where the other losses would be.
Now it has been revealed that Ellesemere Port has escaped any job cuts, while Vauxhall's plant in Luton, which builds Renault Trafic and Opel Vivaro vans, is expected to lose 354 workers.
Vauxhall has been able to avoid cuts at Ellesemere Port as the proposed plan is for the factory to move to a three shift production operation in 2011. Before then, Vauxhall plans to use its workers to build up stock of the new Astra Sports Tourer.
All job cuts are subject to a period of consultancy, but below is a summary of GM's plans:
Ruesselsheim, Germany: Nearly 2500 jobs to go.
Antwerp, Belgium: GM has not yet decided the fate of the plant, which employs 2321 workers. If it closes the plant, all workers will go. If GM decides to build a small SUV there, as agreed in April 2008, then only 750 jobs will be cut.