General Motor`s British subsidiary Vauxhall, is to transfer 10% of its workforce from its North West plant in a new joint GM-Fiat operated venture, according to the Financial Times (22/6/00).

The plan, likely to see about 500 engine operation workers from Ellesmere Port allocated to either Turin or Russelsheim near Frankfurt, is in response to a new powertrain project.

It is expected that the workers involved are to be employed by a new British-based subsidiary of the GM-Fiat venture.

Vauxhall was beginning negotiations with Union leaders at Ellesmere Port to secure support for the scheme, according to its Chairman Nick Reilly.