PSA set to cut Ellesmere jobs

PSA is to cut around 400 jobs at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port by the end of the year to improve the production facility’s competitiveness.

According to PSA, the job cuts – which equal about a quarter of the facility’s staff – would be carried out via a voluntary redundancy plan.

‘Facing challenging European market conditions and a declining passenger car market, Vauxhall needs to adjust production volumes at its Ellesmere Port production facility to the current level of demand and to improve its performance, in order to protect its future,’ a PSA spokesperson told Reuters.

The spokesperson also claimed PSA would be in a position to consider future investments once it has visibility on Britain’s future trading relationship with the EU and once the plant’s competitiveness has been addressed.

PSA acquired the Opel and Vauxhall brands from General Motors Co in August.