Landy crew gets butty for bonus

2012-12-11 15:10

LIVERPOOL, England - A dozen employees associated with one of the largest automakers in Britain appear to have fallen victim to Scrooge-like bosses in their Christmas bonus offerings this year.

Staff at the plant in Halewood, Merseyside, were offered only a bacon "butty" or a sausage sandwich - part of an annual tradition served up to employees of International Automotive Components which fits trim to Jaguars and Land Rovers.

IAC, which fits trim on the vehicles, posted a huge profit last year across Europe but a spokesperson said: "There's no obligation to give a cash bonus in December."

According to the Daily Mail, last year the Luxembourg-based company, which employs 10 staff at the plant, posted a R10-billion profit.


Workers apparently called the buffet "pathetic". One, who didn't want to be named, told The Sun newspaper: "I feel like telling them where to stuff it. We slave all year, they are making a fortune and this is all they can manage?"

Jaguar Land Rover, owned by India-based Tata Motors, runs six plants, five in Britain, one in India. The firm says it plans to create 4500 jobs in the UK over the next five years.