Kyle – JLR job cuts a sign of the Brexit threat

Jaguar Land Rover have announced that 1,000 temporary staff in Solihull and Castle Bromwich will not have their contracts renewed.

The company have blamed “continuing headwinds”. Earlier this year the company cut jobs at Halewood balming the threat of Brexit as a major factor.

 

Commenting, Peter Kyle MP, leading supporter of the Open Britain campaign and member of the Commons Business select committee, said: 

“This is desperately bad news for all those affected and a worrying sign of how the deep uncertainty around Brexit is continuing to damage Britain’s economic performance.

“The Government’s decision to rule out membership of the Single Market and Customs Union is nothing but bad news for our car industry and the people who work in it.

“We cannot afford to lose the well-paid and skilled jobs that Brexit is threatening. And as it becomes clearer just what is at stake if we leave the European Union, we all have the right to keep an open mind about whether this is the right choice for our country.”

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