Tuesday 14 February 2017 / 7:30 PM 2017 Press Archive / The Latest from Labour

Workers and investors need confidence that automotive industry will be robustly supported by Government – Long-Bailey

Rebecca
Long-Bailey, Labour’s Shadow Business Secretary, commenting on reports that General Motors is in talks to sell its European arm
Opel, which includes the UK’s Vauxhall, said:

“In light
of plans by General Motors to explore the option of selling Vauxhall and Opel,
the Government should be pushing protection of our automotive sector right to
the top of their agenda.

“Workers
and investors need confidence that this industry will be robustly supported by
Government for many years to come so that jobs are secure and investors are
able to make long term decisions.

“I would
also urge General Motors to work very closely with trade unions in progressing
any deal to ensure that jobs are protected.”

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