Jaguar Land Rover’s Fort Bromwich plant might be moved to a four-day working week, in keeping with studies.
The 2500 staff on the manufacturing facility, the place manufacturing of the XJ saloon is quickly to finish, are set to vote on the proposals, which might probably cut back any danger of additional redundancies.
The plans, which might see the plant in operation from Monday to Thursday, have been detailed to staff in a doc titled “The Merlin Gateway Settlement”.
The briefing states: “We’re proposing a brand new 37 hours per week, four-day shift sample”.
“For these staff working this sample”, it continues, “the profit will likely be extra days away from work to spend how they select whereas additionally lowering journey and childcare necessities.
“When working a shift sample there could also be instances when we have to ship additional quantity or recuperate unplanned losses.”
The transfer is the newest in a collection of disruptions for Fort Bromwich staff; final yr it was reported that they might be moved to a three-day week, and up to date uncertainty surrounding Britain’s departure from the EU prompted a four-day shutdown in April.
Manufacturing of the model’s 10-year-old flagship XJ saloon will finish on 5 July, with particulars of its successor’s arrival date and manufacturing remaining scarce.
Latest gross sales studies from Jaguar present that 651 XJ fashions have been offered in Might 2019, in comparison with 511 throughout the similar interval in 2018. That is nearly actually as a result of imminent finish of its manufacturing run, and a results of the corporate stockpiling the outgoing mannequin.
Autocar has beforehand reported that Jaguar is evaluating the potential to revive the XJ as a completely electrical rival to the Porsche Taycan and Tesla Mannequin S.
Earlier this yr, Jaguar Land Rover confirmed it might reduce 4500 jobs from its UK workforce, as the corporate launched into an formidable drive to save lots of prices within the wake of a £90 million loss within the third quarter of 2018.
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