Bulgaria -Car tyre maker Vidachim lays off a third of its staff -March 15, 2015

Due to a lack of orders; car tyre manufacturer Vidachim will lay off 150 workers within a week.

Car tyre manufacturer Vidachim will lay off 150 of its 446 workers due to a lack of orders. The workers, based in the poor northwest region of Vidin, will lose their jobs within a week. Vidachim management has said that due to the lack of orders, it can no longer afford to pay salaries and social security for its workers, leaving it no choice. Original plans involved the layoff of 314 workers, which was lowered to 150 after talks between workers and management.

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