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MINI Workers To Vote On Shift Changes At Cowley Plant

Andrew Smith, Business Editor at The Oxford Times, reports that workers at MINI's Cowley Plant are set to vote on shorter shifts and other shift change proposals, including a three shift per day proposal.  Smith notes:
Directors at parent company BMW have agreed to have Minis built at the NedCar plant at Born, near the German border. Workers are coming to Oxford in the next few weeks to be trained in Mini production, with the Born factory set to start building Minis in 2014, in time for the launch of the third generation of the car.

The move could mean more than 400,000 Minis in total being produced annually by 2018 — double the amount currently produced at Cowley.

Mini managers say Cowley will remain the car’s spiritual home and centre of production.