Nissan to cut hundreds of uk jobs

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Nissan is to cut hundreds of jobs at its Sunderland car plant, such as the diesel, the decline in sales.

The car manufacturer builds its Qashqai and Juke models in the north-east of England, where it employs 7,000 people.

As well as a fall in the demand for its diesel cars, the job losses relate to a change in the production of new models.

The job cuts follow those in Jaguar Land Rover, which last week said it would shed 1,000 contract staff.

A spokesman for Nissan, said: “As previously communicated, we are transitioning to a new range of propulsion systems over the next year.

“As we make the operational changes needed to support this, we are going to be the management of a planned short-term, the reduction in the powertrain of the offer and the plan of the volumes in NMUK in line with our 2018 Business Plan. Now we are discussing these operational changes with our employees.”

Employees will be offered a package of financial measures, and the opportunity to be retrained if they choose to leave.

In the uk, the demand of diesel vehicles fell by a third in the first three months of this year.

Nissan said it expects production volumes to recover as it begins to make the new models.

In 2016, after the vote to leave the European Union, Nissan confirmed the construction of new models at its Sunderland plant, the largest vehicle production site in the united kingdom.