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To: Honda president and CEO Takahiro Hachigo

Honda, stay in the UK #SaveHondaSwindon

Honda Civic on the production line at Swindon. Photo: Honda

Dear Mr Hachigo, please do not turn your back on a world-class, loyal workforce, determined to bring you continued success. We are urging Honda to re-think its decision to close our Swindon plant.

Why is this important?

We are the workers from Honda Swindon. We urgently need your support.

Honda has said that in 2021 it will close the plant in which we work. 3500 direct jobs and possibly 12,000 jobs or more across the country will be lost as a result.

The fallout will be felt in jobs and communities across the south west and the UK.

But we believe that this economic and social catastrophe can be averted.

Our workforce at Honda are skilled, dedicated and efficient and together with the supply chain we are dedicated to making this company succeed.

Yes, these are challenging times for this industry but with vision and commitment, the UK can be the world leader in the new technology car manufacturing needs to thrive. Honda is well positioned to benefit.

So we are urging Honda to think again.

Honda, do not turn your back on a world-class, loyal workforce determined to bring you continued success.

We have dedicated our working lives to Honda Swindon. Through our hard work this company has thrived - all we ask now is the chance to make our case for the future we deserve.

Please help us fight for - and win - a brighter future.

Honda Of The UK Manufacturing Ltd, Highworth Road, South Marston, Swindon

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Reasons for signing

  • Because many people will loose their jobs
  • This is important for the job industry and for jobs for our workers
  • In the current economic climate it is

Updates

2019-03-07 17:20:58 +0000

Save the date: 30 March 2019, Swindon.

If you're near Swindon, please join our March and Rally to show our determination to #SaveHondaSwindon and a secure a better future for the plant.

Details here: http://www.unitetheunion.org/honda30march

2019-03-07 17:19:54 +0000

Yesterday a delegation of Honda workers travelled to parliament to meet with MPs as part of our fight to urge Honda to re-think the decision to close the Swindon car factory in 2021.

3,500 jobs will be lost, with a further 12,000 jobs in the supply chain at risk if Honda goes.
Unite rep and assembly frame worker Andrew Foster, who was at parliament said: "The effects on the community would be devastating."

Check out the pictures of our visit to parliament on UniteLive http://unitelive.org/latest-pics-from-the-parliamentary-lobby-march-6/

2019-03-04 00:06:14 +0000

10,000 signatures reached

2019-03-01 22:09:20 +0000

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2019-03-01 13:12:18 +0000

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2019-03-01 12:33:07 +0000

500 signatures reached

2019-03-01 12:15:44 +0000

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2019-03-01 12:14:25 +0000

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2019-03-01 12:13:32 +0000

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2019-03-01 12:13:12 +0000

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