Unite, the UK and Ireland’s largest union representing car workers said it would be seeking an urgent high level meeting with PSA, the owner of Vauxhall, following news that the French car giant is in merger talks with Fiat Chrysler.

Responding to the news Unite national officer Des Quinn said: “Unite is seeking an urgent high level meeting with PSA over merger talks with Fiat Chrysler.

“Merger talks combined with Brexit uncertainty is deeply unsettling for Vauxhall’s UK workforce which is one of the most efficient in Europe.

“The fact remains, merger or not, if PSA wants to use a great British brand like Vauxhall to sell cars and vans in the UK, then it has to make them here in the UK.”

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For more information journalists only please contact Alex Flynn Unite head of media and campaigns on 020 3371 2066 or 07967 665869 alex.flynn@unitetheunion.org

Notes to editors:

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