Vauxhall to axe 400 jobs at Ellesmere Port plant


Vauxhall is cutting 400 jobs at the firm's Ellesmere Port factory by the end of the year.

The manufacturer, which has made the Astra at the Cheshire plant since 1979, said it is facing "challenging European market conditions and a declining passenger car market".

Vauxhall said a plan has been put in place for a "voluntary separation programme" amounting to around 400 employees by the end of 2017.