ANGRY Vauxhall workers have contacted the Pioneer in response to the carmaker’s defence of its training methods, which include asking staff to build Lego models and draw pictures of farmyard animals.
Last week the Ellesmere Port plant came under fire over its team-building seminars after criticism from an unnamed worker in a Sunday newspaper.
Denis Chick, General Motors’ director of communications for the UK and Ireland, described the sessions as ‘a bit of fun’ while being constructive at the same time.
However, a worker who has been at the car plant for 25 years told us: “It’s a complete waste of tax payers’ money.
Another worker added: “Making paper planes, using Lego and drawing pigs is a complete waste of time.”
The seminars are run as part of Vauxhall’s £8.7m Government-funded training programme for staff working on the new Astra.
Meanwhile, Vauxhall’s US parent firm General Motors has been given 60 days to submit plans for recovery.
US President Barack Obama, who recently ordered the resignation of GM chief Rick Wagoner, has issued the deadline before releasing further financial aid.
GM, along with Chrysler, have already received $17.4bn (£14.4bn) in government bail-outs.
GM claims it needs an extra $16.7bn to survive.