THREATENED industrial action at one of its main suppliers will have no affect on production at Vauxhall’s Ellesmere Port plant, according to a company spokesman.
Members of the Unite trade union at Syncreon, which supplies key components for the factory’s Astra production line from its adjacent base in North Road, are believed to have voted for the principle of taking action in favour of their latest pay claim.
An unofficial source said the union’s claim for a 6% wage increase had been met by an offer of just 4% from management.
It is understood Unite has in mind some form of action when Syncreon and the car plant returns from their three-week annual shutdown which begins this week.
Before going to press, the Pioneer was unable to obtain responses from either management at Syncreon or the union.
However, Vauxhall Motors spokesman Dennis Chick, speaking from the London Motor Show, said yesterday (Tuesday) afternoon: “We are aware that there is an issue at Syncreon, and we are in discussions with the company.
“There will be no affect on production at our plant.”