Car industry

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    Video caption: What is 'individual transport' and why is it important?

    At the first major car sector event since Covid environmentally-friendly mobility was the hot topic.

  2. GKN workers vote to strike against planned job cuts

    Workers at a car parts factory in Birmingham have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action after plans to cut more than 500 jobs were announced.

    GKN Automotive announced plans to close its site in Erdington, Birmingham, earlier this year with plans to move production overseas.

    GKN flag

    Unite the Union said 95% of votes were in favour of industrial action and it had now called for further talks with the government, local politicians and GKN’s customers in a bid to reach an agreement.

    GKN has operated at the Chester Road site for more than 50 years and supplies car parts for many of the world's cars and trucks.

    It was bought by Melrose Industries in March 2018.

    Quote Message: This is a tremendous result and shows the determination and confidence of the GKN workforce to fight for their jobs, their community and the long-term future of their plant. This is a highly viable plant which could and should be playing a leading role as the UK moves to the electrification of its automotive sector from Steve Turner Unite the Union
    Steve TurnerUnite the Union
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    Video caption: E10 petrol: Eco-friendly fuel being introduced to filling stations

    A fuel that contains less carbon and more ethanol is being introduced, to help cut carbon emissions.