UK Vauxhall plant still at risk

Unions fighting to keep Opel’s European plants open have said they will not engage in plant-by-plant negotiations in talks over parent firm General Motors’ restructuring. The Vauxhall factory at Ellesemere Port in Cheshire, which employs 2,100 people, is among the sites at risk in an overhaul that insiders say could cost 30 per cent of GM’s capacity in Europe. Opel managers are set to present a business plan to the supervisory board tomorrow.