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Volkswagen suspends contracts for 1,500 workers, according to union  Economie

Volkswagen suspends contracts for 1,500 workers, according to union Economie

Michael Probst/AFP – 22.9.15

Volkswagen will suspend contracts for 1,500 workers, according to ABC . Metallurgists Association

About 1.5 thousand employees from Volkswagen
Their contracts may be temporarily suspended from November at the Anchieta plant, in São Bernardo do Campo, at ABC Paulista. ‘Layoff’, i.e. laying off workers to avoid layoffs, would be necessary due to the lack of auto assembly parts, which reduced the unit production rate.

The information was released by the ABC Metallurgist Union. In a video, José Robeiro Nogueira da Silva, general coordinator of class representation at Volkswagen, said these employees will join another 450 who were already on vacation.

“Once again we will face a very sensitive moment due to the lack of electronic components in the automotive sector. The factory has already announced that from November it will only work in one shift. We will follow step by step this future which is still uncertain”, says the unionist in the video sent to Laborers.

Volks employs about 8,500 workers in São Bernardo do Campo. By law, “lay-off” can be granted for a period of two to five months.

sought, the automaker said it is not confirming the information at this time.

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