UK - Honda Fires 800 Swindon Plant Employees
The plant builds the European Civic, Jazz (or Fit, in the US) and CR-V, and it recently hired an extra 500 workers, to cope with the entry into production of the CR-V SUV. However, none of the models built at the plant are in particularly high demand, and won`t be until Honda finally begins offering low capacity diesel engines, under the bonnet of their cars, as well as make the design of the Civic less awkward to look at.
Ken Keir, Executive Vice President of Honda Motor Europe, said: “Honda remains fully committed for the long-term to its UK and European manufacturing operations [ . . . ] However, these conditions of sustained low industry demand require us to take difficult decisions.”