General Motors (GM) is suspending one of two S10 production shifts at the plant in São Jose dos Campos (SP) due to a semiconductor shortage. Information from the Federation of Minerals.
According to the entity, the automaker’s statement was released late Friday afternoon (22). The company has not yet revealed how many employees the measure will cover, nor has it given further details on how it will move forward. A meeting is scheduled for Monday morning (25).
According to the Federation of Metallurgists in São José dos Campos, of the 3,800 factory workers in the city, 2,200 are from the S10 line. Among them, the first shift is concentrated in the majority, with 1.2 thousand employees, as it includes the administrative sector.
“We are following the semiconductor crisis and no matter what the company proposes on Monday, our priority is to preserve jobs,” said factory union director Renato Almeida.
GM was contacted Friday night by g 1That was waiting to return until the publication of the report. Currently, the São José dos Campos factory produces the S10 and Trailblazer models.
Next to After 200 employees were given group vacations From São José dos Campos between September and October due to a lack of spare parts, the unit has laid off workers three times (temporary suspension of employment contracts) a year.
In March, the contracts of about 600 employees were suspended, but they are in layoffs.
In April, a group of 368 workers returned to the factory after contracts were suspended. Already in July a group of 250 employees Contracts were on hold until August.
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