Jobs to go at BMW

BMW say they're looking to make changes at their Swindon plant, offering staff to be relocated to Oxford. The insist there won't be any compulsory redundancies.

BMW has given us the following statement:


"It has been clear for some time that there is a need to rebalance numbers of associates at Plant Swindon. There are currently 40 associates who are surplus to capacity at Plant Swindon. It is projected that this number will increase to approximately 100 associates by the end of this year.

We have been working closely with the plant’s union representatives to look at a number of voluntary options to ensure that production at Plant Swindon remains sustainable.

Swindon associates are being offered either a one-off payment, or relocation assistance to make a permanent move to Plant Oxford.  Some may decide to leave the business voluntarily, in which case packages will be available.

The transfer of Swindon associates to Plant Oxford will not have a significant impact on the Oxford workforce due to normal fluctuations in labour.

We appreciate the union’s constructive and positive contribution to these discussions and their input into finding jointly acceptable solutions to this issue."