British labour body, Unite says it refuses to accept there is no future for Honda's factory in the Southern England city of Swindon following the Japanese manufacturer's decision to shutter the plant in 2021 with the loss of 3,500 jobs.
There's plenty of commentary around on the decision by Honda to shut its UK manufacturing facilities at Swindon. Some say it's all about Brexit and the ongoing uncertainties that brings, while others claim Brexit has absolutely nothing to do with it. The reality is a little more complex.
Honda has today confirmed that it will restructure its global manufacturing network and shut its UK manufacturing facilities at Swindon in 2021. It will also cease manufacturing in Turkey and look to consolidate future production at plants in North America and Japan.