PSA’s Luton Plant adds shift to increase output

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  • Success of Opel/Vauxhall Vivaro, Opel Vivaro, Peugeot Expert and Citroën Dispatch requires three shifts at the Luton plant
  • The commercial situation of Vauxhall and Opel Astra requires the restarting of Ellesmere Port operations after September 1st
  • Temporary staffing in Luton, shared with the social partners, is an opportunity to secure employment of Ellesmere Port employees based on volunteers

Since the start of the COVID-19 health crisis, Groupe PSA’s priority has been to protect the health of its employees and ensure the sustainability of the company. Manufacturing activity at Groupe PSA’s Luton site commenced on 18th May after the deployment of a protocol of reinforced health measures. The success of the Opel and Vauxhall Vivaro, Peugeot Expert and Citroën Dispatch produced there now requires a third shift to increase output at the site.

Representatives of Vauxhall Motors met with Trade Union representatives of the Vauxhall National Joint Negotiating Committee  in order to set out plans to redeploy labour from Ellesmere Port to Luton Plant on a voluntary basis for a temporary period. The Company proposal will protect employment and support the ability to respond to significant demand for LCV production with highly trained and skilled workers for the Ellesmere Port site, while demand for Astra is building sufficiently.