Land Rover unions end Cardiff fight
By Our Motoring Correspondent
Union plans to fight the closure of Land Rover’s Cardiff plant have been withdrawn, although the BL company is unable to match the redundancy payments of up to £30,000 made to steel and mine workers in South Wales. Cardiff is one of nine satellite plants earmarked for closure by Land Rover, to concentrate production on a single site at Solihull, West Midlands.
Capacity will be almost doubled by reopening the adjoining Rover car factory which was “mothballed” three years ago after Rover car production moved to Cowley, near Oxford. Alternative jobs are available at Solihull for all but 1,500 of the 5000 Cardiff workers affected.