Union bosses have vowed to battle on in their fight to save Luton’s Vauxhall car plant from closure, the BBC reports.

It quotes Bill Morris, general secretary of the Transport and General Workers Union, as saying he is ready to fly to Detroit for crisis talks with General Motors chiefs.

Mr Morris called on GM to reverse their shock decision, taken on Tuesday, to close the Vauxhall plant in Luton, at a cost of 2,000 jobs.

He told the BBC: “If General Motors have a global problem then there should be a global solution.

“It is not acceptable to pick off UK workers because they are cheap and easy to sack.”

He added that UK workers had exceeded their productivity targets.

“The decision to sack 2,000 workers is a vote of no confidence in Britain and its workforce.”

Mr Morris has written to the United Autoworkers union of America and Canada seeking support to reverse this decision.

“They know that while it is Luton today it may be Detroit tomorrow,” he said.

Mr Morris claimed German employees would attempt to have this decision reversed by citing European law on information and consultation while UK workers do not have the same rights.

He urged the Government to sign up to European Directive on Information and Consultation, the BBC reports.