Theresa Griffin MEP praises car manufacturing in Ellesmere Port

Theresa Griffin MEP today visited Vauxhall Motor’s Manufacturing Plant in Ellesmere Port in Cheshire.

The plant, which announced 300 new jobs in July 2014 to be phased in over the first quarter in 2015, has the contract to build the new Vauxhall Astra worth £125 million of investment. Over 77,000 vehicles were produced at the plant in 2014 alone.​

In 2014 Vauxhall Motors was awarded the Top Employers United Kingdom 2014 certification by the Top Employers Institute for its exceptional employee offerings.

A series of productive meetings took place with Unite the Union shop stewards and officials including John Cooper the Convenor at the site, and Stefan Fesser the Site Manager and GM’s Government Liaison Helen Foord.

Theresa Griffin said, “I have been delighted to meet with workers, union officials and managers at the Vauxhall site today and discuss the work that goes on at this Plant.

“The car industry is key to creating quality jobs in the UK at the heart of a reformed Europe and it is great to have such a good example of a world class car manufacturer in the North West.”