Jaguar Land Rover: Trade Unions

(asked on 21st January 2019) - View Source

Question to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy:

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what recent (a) discussions and (b) meetings (i) he, (ii) Ministers of his Department and (iii) officials of his Department have had with trade unions representing employees of Jaguar Land Rover.

This question was answered on 24th January 2019

My rt. hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and I met with Unite the Union alongside MPs on 10 January to discuss Jaguar Land Rover. The Secretary of State also met with trade unions on 14 January as part of a discussion regarding Jaguar Land Rover and its importance to the local and national economy, alongside the company, local MPs and other representatives from the Midlands and the North West. I also met with Unite the Union and JLR CEO at the last Auto Council on 15 November. At each of these meetings, Departmental officials were also present.

The recent job losses announced by Jaguar Land Rover are concerning for the affected employees and we will do all we can to support them. We are working closely with the company to ensure that their plans to streamline the business can safeguard a bright future for them in the UK, including through the Jaguar Land Rover Development Partnership.

We are determined to ensure that the UK continues to be one of the most competitive locations in the world for automotive and other advanced manufacturing.

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