Unite national officer for the automotive industry Steve Bush said: “The reaffirmation of this already announced investment of £400 million in a new production press at the Sunderland plant is a welcome confidence booster for the 6,000-strong workforce.

“In challenging economic times, such investment by Nissan is warmly welcomed and a big vote of confidence in the world class, highly skilled workforce that has an excellent record in producing world-class cars.

“Unite looks forward to working closely with the management in the future so that our strong relationship, built up over recent decades, continues to flourish.”

ENDS

Notes to editors:

For more information please contact Unite senior communications officer Shaun Noble on 020 3371 2060 or 07768 693940. Unite press office is on:  020 3371 2065

Email: shaun.noble@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.