The future of Nissan Sunderland is expected to be outlined at the end of May.
The UK plant builds cars for the UK and Europe and the Japanese car maker is preparing a new global production plan which will see a 20% reduction in capacity and that is expected to see it concentrate on the Far East and USA.
There was a report this week that it is about to announce the closure of its pickup and ev plant in Barcelona which employs over 3,000 people, but this is unconfirmed. It has been reported that Renault Kadjar and Captur models made in Spain will be transferred to Sunderland and another French plant in the group particularly as it has spare capacity after the luxury Infiniti models were taken from the North East plant two years ago.
Nissan said it plans to make a statement about global production plans on 28 May and its impact on the 6,000 Sunderland people employed as well as hundreds more in the UK supply chain. It has previously escaped mass job losses due to its efficiency and productivity making about 440,000 cars last year.
Ford Bridgend Engine Plant, which is closing at the end of 2020, will reopen on monday after a realignment of work stations in accordance with CV19 guidelines and Welsh law.
Vauxhall Luton will also start making vans again on monday with new restrictions introduced.