Nissan took the choice final 12 months to close down its three car-making vegetation in Barcelona in Spain, prompting anger amongst its staff. On the similar time, Nissan determined to pour thousands and thousands of kilos of funding into its plant in Sunderland in an enormous vote of confidence in Brexit Britain. The closure in Barcelona was postponed till this 12 months, prompting a brand new wave of anger on the streets this week.
Protesters marched in Barcelona on Thursday in an indication towards the deliberate closures of automobile manufacturing vegetation.
Livid employees held banners and threw firecrackers outdoors authorities workplaces.
Employees on the plant accuse the native authorities of failing to seek out alternate options.
Nissan commerce union chief, Miguel Angel Boiza stated: “Many months have handed and there are not any tasks but.
“That’s why we’re going out to the streets, if we don’t make any warnings, they may simply overlook.”
He added: “We want an enormous venture with a capability to generate lots of direct and oblique employment.”
Round 3,000 folks work on the vegetation, whereas as much as 20,000 extra, together with suppliers, are concerned not directly.
Round a thousand folks joined within the protests within the Catalan capital on Thursday, in accordance with native media.
Employees and commerce union members held banners that learn “We demand actual future” and “We is not going to quit”.
Ashwani Gupta, chief working officer at Nissan, stated in January: “Brexit offers us the aggressive benefit not solely inside the UK however outdoors the UK as properly.”
He criticised commerce restrictions imposed by Brussels and stated the corporate will now purchase extra batteries from inside the UK, reasonably than importing from the EU.
The carmaker introduced that its new technology of Qashqai vehicles might be made in Britain, a transfer which earned reward amongst Brexiteers.
Former chair of the Brexit Social gathering Richard Tice tweeted: “BREXIT BRILLIANCE: new Nisan automobile mannequin ‘designed in Britain, engineered in Britain, in-built Britain. Sounds good to me.”