Following the announcement today (Wednesday 9 October) that Nissan is to end its night shift at its plant in Sunderland, Unite assistant general secretary Steve Turner said: “Unite has been aware of this announcement for some time and our officers and reps at the plant have been working hard to ensure that the full workforce is protected.

 “As a result, no jobs will be lost with current demand being consolidated into the remaining day shifts.

 “Protecting jobs and the families and communities that rely on them is what strong unions do and Unite has done that again here in very difficult circumstances.

 “I’m incredibly proud of our Unite team that has worked so hard to make this happen”. 

 ENDS

Notes to editors:

 For more information please contact Unite communications officer Barckley Sumner on 07802 329235 or 0203 371 2067.

Email: barckley.sumner@unitetheunion.org

Unite is Britain and Ireland’s largest union with members working across all sectors of the economy. The general secretary is Len McCluskey..