Fears for Mini production as BMW pensions deal rejected by striking staff – Telegraph.co.uk
BMW’s management are currently deciding where to base work on the new Mini E, with an announcement expected by the end of the year.
The Cowley plant currently turns out more than 200,000 Minis a year, with a smaller plant in the Netherlands producing a further 30,000 versions of the car each year.
The day-long walkouts in the UK organised by union Unite have halted production and three further stoppages were suspended while staff considered a fresh offer from BMW.
However, on Monday it was announced that a ballot of staff over the deal, which would have seen them receive payments of between £22,000 and £25,000 over three years with the option of the money being paid into a new defined contribution scheme, had seen it rejected.