Tata Motors-owned Jaguar Land Rover has put 1,000 workers on a three-day work week at a UK plant. The carmaker said that reducing the number of work days from five to three would help avoid job cuts and allow operation through Christmas.
The move is apparently a result of decreasing demand for diesel vehicles. Consumers’ concerns over Brexit uncertainties and regulatory stringency following Volkswagen’s emission scandal might have dampened their appetite for diesel cars.
Jaguar Land Rover expressed in July its fears that if Brexit happened without the UK being able to maintain a smooth trading relationship with the European Union, the company would see its profits get reduced by more than £1.2 billion ($1.6 billion) a year.