Jaguar Land Rover

Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to chop over 1,000 contract-agency jobs amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic pressures.

London: Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is planning to chop over 1,000 contract-agency jobs amid the continuing COVID-19 pandemic pressures. The UK’s largest automotive producer, which had earlier on Friday reported a 30.9 per cent drop in gross sales within the aftermath of the pandemic associated lockdown, stated the cuts have been a part of its transformation programme to enhance operational efficiencies.

“Via its ongoing transformation programme, Jaguar Land Rover is taking motion to optimise efficiency and obtain additional operational efficiencies to allow sustainable progress and safeguard the long-term success of our enterprise,” an organization assertion stated.

“Towards the backdrop of the COVID-19 pandemic, the corporate has taken the tough choice to cut back the variety of contract-agency staff in its manufacturing crops over the approaching months,” it added.

The roles are anticipated to be minimize from throughout the enterprise’ UK manufacturing websites, a course of that may start on the finish of July and final by way of the 12 months.

“It’s one other devastating blow for our auto sector and the communities that depend on them for jobs,” the Unite commerce union stated.

“We urge the federal government to get on with delivering the urgently wanted sector assist bundle, as different international locations akin to France and Germany have completed, in order that we are able to stem the tide of redundancies,” it stated.

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