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igbo
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:42:27 AM

Japanese automaker Honda says it will cut about one in four jobs at its United Kingdom factory as it struggles with low demand in Europe.

Honda Motor Europe says poor sales across Europe due to the region's economic crisis are behind the loss of 800 positions among its 3,500 member workforce in Swindon. The plant makes the Civic, Jazz and CR-V models.


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52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 4:31:13 PM

Soon to be in the US?
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 7:46:41 AM

We'll see that here this year.
ClarkSC
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 5:48:04 AM

The US is next.
agoodman4ever
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Message Posted: Jan 13, 2013 4:43:34 AM

go obame
VomVom
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:28:15 PM

Auto sales have been in the tank in Europe for all automakers. The Euro zone crisis is far from over; at least this is what the majority of Europeans believe. It is only good sound business decision to cut back production in European plants. Hence the European auto workers lose their jobs.
CVA19
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 1:06:26 PM

It's already hitting us here. An acquaintance has already been cut from full-time to part-time by Honda.

I don't (and he doesn't) fault Honda. We fault a federal government that seems hell-bent on killing the American free-enterprise system.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:48:48 PM

more jobs for ohio's honda plants, good for us, sad for europe
335d1
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:45:17 PM

Ba d for European workers.
BBopp
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 12:21:59 PM

I agree, it's only a matter of time before we feel that here.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:59:32 AM

too bad for the workers over there
Billrusty
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:27:12 AM

lets hope its just an announcement
zwsn01
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 10:10:01 AM

I had an '86 CRX. Best car I've ever had. Got 35 mpg everywhere and that was 20 years ago.
Peachy1
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 9:10:10 AM

Yep, just a matter of time before it hits the US, with any automaker. Tooo many changes, toooo many regulations, not enough stability in autos.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:37:30 AM

Yea , read it yesterday
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 8:01:54 AM

Soon to come to these shores.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:29:29 AM

Low demand - No money.
eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:22:16 AM

One would have to wonder how other car dealers are doing over there.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:21:17 AM

OK
mike1881
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 7:03:26 AM

The cars are popular. I can't believe they are cutting jobs down.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:56:12 AM

Ok.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:49:34 AM

Hopefully no here
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:42:27 AM

GM and VW added, feels like a market share shift.
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:40:52 AM

Hmm and gm adding jobs
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:19:05 AM

so bad
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 6:00:14 AM

Things are tough all over...
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:59:12 AM

sad
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:58:59 AM

this will be the news here in america in 2013
daequitz
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:58:06 AM

That's a big hit.
wrunner
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:50:57 AM

Drastic cuts are needed.

Needed cuts are drastic.

Honda's got to do what Honda's got to do.
OHMS
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:38:01 AM

UK not USA
scu227
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 5:34:32 AM

Lower demand outside of the US too! Then why do prices continue to rise?? GREED!
52MPG
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:54:41 AM

Coming soon to the US economy.
evowner
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:40:28 AM

Shows what austerity economics can do to a country's economy. If you plan to fail economically, you will succeed.
SBlouch
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 4:37:23 AM

Not good news for the United Kingdom. Wonder if Honda will cut jobs in the USA if the demand for their vehicles goes down.
pricewar
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:54:27 AM

The U.S. will be following Europe pain soon
igbo
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Message Posted: Jan 12, 2013 3:43:11 AM

Not good news for European workers.
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