Spain - Agreement at Opel plant - January 31, 2018

The trade unions and the PSA's Opel management have reached an agreement on working conditions at the former GM-owned Corsa plant at Figueruelas, Aragon, near Zaragoza. The automaker had threatened to cut investment at the factory employing 5,300 people. A deal was agreed after more than 12 hours of negotiations and shortly before a deadline set by Peugeot. The details are not yet available, but according to a local newspaper it included a five-year pact, with salary freezes for 2018. Other sources report details on job security, with more than 200 workers hired indefinitely and many others that will have four-year contracts.   

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