Luton mobilises over job lossesOn 30 Jan 2001 in Personnel Today Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Atleast 3,000 workers at Vauxhall’s Luton plant went on strike last Thursday asGM Europe and the European Works Council Manufacturing committee met in Zurichto discuss plans for the Luton closure. Under discussion was whether GM Europebreached European rules on employee consultation.Speakingto Personnel Today, Bruce Warman, personnel director for Vauxhall, said,”The outcome of the discussions were that there are no plans to move awayfrom our restructuring proposals. We are looking at developing a framework ofunderstanding on how to deal with issues like this.”Headded, “The unions are still looking at whether GM Europe has breachedrules on employee consultation but as I understand it, no legal action is beingtaken.”Thestrike by the Vauxhall workers was part of a European-wide protest by nearly40,000 workers at GM Europe at the American car giant’s plan to cut thousandsof jobs. “Therehas been no consultation between employees and management over these plans tocease car production in Luton,” said a spokesperson for the T&G union.Theunion is urging the British Government to sign up to the EU directive onconsultation and information so employees can be kept informed of managementplans.