MINI will begin layoffsAugust 27, 2020
The reason for this decision was a decrease in demand due to the coronavirus epidemic. The plant can also switch to a reduced mode of operation.
MINI will soon begin to lay off its employees. This became known on Wednesday, August 26. According to preliminary data, 400 people may lose their jobs at a plant in British Oxford. The main reason for this decision was the coronavirus epidemic and the subsequent decrease in demand for new cars.
Note that the plant plans to change the work schedule – now instead of three production shifts there will be two, but the 5-day schedule has been decided to keep. The press service of MINI has already made a statement, which refers to the reduction of staff, taking into account the fulfillment of all mandatory requirements of the trade unions.
In the future, MINI may face even more global changes – after the UK left the European Union, talks began about the need to transfer production to another European country.
Austria is considered as the main option.
Meanwhile, it was revealed that MINI is considering discontinuing production of the two-door Convertible. This type of body has recently lost its relevance. However, for MINI, the move to larger crossovers could be more painful than for other manufacturers.
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