UK automakers are becoming increasingly exasperated with the government’s apparent inability to avoid a calamitous Brexit, Unite has warned.
Writing for Unite Brexit Check after Toyota warned that a failure to secure tariff-free access to the European market could result in a rethink about the future of its Burnaston plant, assistant general secretary Tony Burke said it was clear that “Brexit shambles” was doing real damage to the car manufacturing industry.
“There is a constant drip of companies advising Unite shop stewards and convenors that they can’t make investment decisions.
“Our members are not bargaining chips and their livelihoods are not collateral damage. Whatever some ministers may believe, it is their duty to protect jobs.