Italy -Fiat suspends production -September 19, 2014

Fiat had decided to temporary suspend the production at the Pomigliano plant near Naples. Some 1,950 of the plant's 4,500 workers have already been on so-called solidarity contracts since March, under which they agree to work less and are also paid less in exchange for workers retaining their jobs.

Fiat had decided to temporary suspend the production at the Pomigliano plant near Naples. Some 1,950 of the plant's 4,500 workers have already been on so-called solidarity contracts since March, under which they agree to work less and are also paid less in exchange for workers retaining their jobs. After meeting with the company to approve the temporary layoff of workers for the time of the closure a trade union spokesperson declared that the measure was ‘necessary because of the slowdown in the market in view of the end of the year’. Fiat often uses the state-backed temporary layoff schemes to avoid over-production by keeping workers at home when market demand is lower.

English: http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140919/fiat-suspend ...   

 

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