Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) has entered into wage negotiations with workers at its UK facilities after two years as workers feel threatened by the company’s overseas expansion, reports CNBC TV18‘s Ronojoy Banerjee.
The union has demanded that the jobs of 5,000 temporary workers be made permanent and has also demanded a legal pledge from the company to stall moving of jobs.
Company sources told CNBC TV18 that the company has demonstrated its commitment in terms of investment in UK. Plans are in motion to build a state of the art engine plant in the UK.
JLR estimates that the new plant, to support the launch of new Jaguar models, in Birmingham, Castle Bromwich, will lead to over 1,100 new jobs.
In a PTI report in July report JLR HR Director Des Thurlby said that JLR had embarked on the most ambitious recruitment campaign in the company’s history, hiring 8,000 people in the last two years.
However, the company refused to make a statment on negotiations with trade unions. It said it would negotiate directly with workers on various issues.