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Jaguar boost for electric car production

11 July 2019

Jaguar Land Rover has announced a huge investment to build electric cars in Britain. The investment will be centred around the Coventry car maker’s plant in Castle Bromwich.

Honda to end manufacturing in Britain

26 March 2019

Honda announced last month that it will close its only British factory as part of restructuring plans. Unite the union is organising a march and rally on Saturday 30 March in response, seeking to save the plant.

Car jobs on the line

13 January 2019

The loss of jobs in the car industry is blamed on Brexit; that’s not the case. To think that the EU or May’s deal is any answer will disarm the fight to maintain and build the industry.

Vauxhall: smoke and mirrors

17 March 2017

Those who still resist Britain’s departure from the EU are deliberately misrepresenting the decision by car maker Groupe PSA to take over the General Motors Vauxhall and Opel car plants at Luton and Ellesmere Port.

Mini and Rolls workers fight pension cuts

23 February 2017

Talks between the Unite union and BMW over the German carmaker’s plans to close its final salary pension scheme are set to continue, but the threat of industrial action remains.

Air pollution killing Londoners

5 August 2016

Londoners are falling ill and dying because the capital has levels of nitrogen oxides comparable to those of Shanghai and Beijing, according to a new report published in July. 

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