Archive : Leyland bus job cuts blow

Carole Nash Classic Insurance Specialists

By Barry Devney

Job cuts were announced by Leyland Bus yesterday only a month after a management buy-out of the firm from the Rover Group. A total of 157 redundancies are needed to ” return the company to profitability.” Managing director Ian McKinnon said 468 would go at the Farington, Lancashire plant, 131 at Workington and 158 at head office.

The date for the cuts will be decided after talks with the unions. Mr McKinnon pointed out that the firm made a pre-tax loss of £33 million last year.

Keith Adams

Keith Adams

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Is the Editor of the Parkers website and price guide, formerly editor of Classic Car Weekly, and launch editor/creator of Modern Classics magazine. Has contributed to various motoring titles including Octane, Practical Classics, Evo, Honest John, CAR magazine, Autocar, Pistonheads, Diesel Car, Practical Performance Car, Performance French Car, Car Mechanics, Jaguar World Monthly, MG Enthusiast, Modern MINI, Practical Classics, Fifth Gear Website, Radio 4, and the the Motoring Independent...

Likes 'conditionally challenged' motors and taking them on unfeasible adventures all across Europe.
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