Nissan has set a date for some of its staff to return to the production line at its Sunderland plant.
The company suspended production at the factory – which employs more than 6,000 people – at the end of March, though it brought back a small number of workers in its drivetrain division in April. Nissan had signaled that it was working towards a June resumption of production at Sunderland and has now confirmed the date of June 8, 2020.
It is understood that the resumption of car production will be gradual, with a single production line that can make the Qashqai & Juke models. A Nissan spokesman said :
“A phased resumption of vehicle production will begin at Nissan Sunderland Plant on Monday 8th June. This resumption has been made possible following extensive work at the plant to allow the safe return of our employees, with a full and comprehensive set of measures in place to protect staff.”
Nissan is following a number of other automotive and manufacturing companies in partially returning to work.