Nissan will halt production of two models made in Sunderland for two weeks from Friday, October 24, due to falling sales.
Instead of building the Micra and Note, a family car, the 800 workers affected at the UK’s biggest carmaking site will attend training instead, according to the Financial Times.
Nobody will lose their wages.
When output resumes on Monday, November 10, production lines will run, on average, for three days a week for the next fortnight to slow productivity.
Senior vice president for manufacturing in Europe Trevor Mann said the move was a response to a “very real downturn.”