Unite requests guarantees from Nissan in wake of Sunderland operations sale
(ShareCast News) - Nissan agreed to a sale and purchase agreement of its battery subsidiary Automotive Energy Supply Corporation (AESC) on Tuesday, raising concerns about jobs at the carmakers Sunderland plant.
Unite, the largest union in the UK said it would "be seeking guarantees over the pay, terms and conditions of its members" at the Sunderland operation, which employs around 300 people, despite Nissan saying no jobs would be lost as a result of the deal.
Unite national officer Tony Murphy said: "Unite will be meeting with Nissan and GSR Capital to secure guarantees over the pay, terms and conditions of our members. While the vow of no jobs losses is welcome, this highly skilled workforce needs the assurance that their pay, terms and conditions won't be eroded."