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UK participating with Peugeot’s Vauxhall over job cuts at automobile plant

LONDON (Reuters) – The government is involved with Peugeot’s (PEUP.PA) British model Vauxhall over job cuts at its north of England Ellesmere Port plant after the French automaker introduced an additional 250 roles will go, Prime Minister Theresa May’s spokesman stated on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Vauxhall autos stand within the automobile park outdoors the Vauxhall Motors plant in Ellesmere Port, Britain 17, 2012. REUTERS/Phil Noble/File Photo

“We are engaging with Vauxhall throughout the process. We have been doing so and will continue to do so,” he stated.

“They are now in a period of consultation. We fully appreciate that it will be a concerning time for the factory’s workers as well as the supply chain and we, as ever, stand ready to support those affected.”

Peugeot-maker PSA stated on Monday it could make extra redundancies on the plant, decreasing the workforce by a 3rd as a part of efforts to make it extra environment friendly.

Reporting by Elizabeth Piper; writing by Costas Pitas; modifying by Stephen Addison

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