Honda says the Unite union representing its Swindon workforce is to meet with the national officer today (10 September) as suggestions are aired of pay unrest at the UK factory.

Concerns surrounding wages have been raised by a Honda worker to just-auto, although the manufacturer firmly rebuffs any suggestion this could lead to more concrete action by staff.

"There is no industrial action," a Honda spokeswoman told just-auto from the Swindon plant. "There was a concern raised with the union and there is a meeting taking place.

"There is no industrial action taking place this week. The meeting is between the Unite national officer and the Unite union."

Earlier this year, Honda Motor Europe (HME) announced it would cut 800 jobs at the Swindon plant, citing "sustained conditions of low demand in European markets".

Axing the 800 jobs would "ensure the long term stability of its future business," the automaker said in a statement.

"Sustained conditions of low demand in European markets make it necessary to re-align Honda's business structure.

"Honda remains fully committed for the long-term to its UK and European manufacturing operations.

Unite was not immediately available for comment.