The autoworkers of General Motors went on strike Friday morning, against the plans of the company to dismiss 794 workers of Sao Jose dos Campos plant in Brazil. Soon after the assembly, the workers entered into the factory, but remain stopped.
At a meeting held yesterday between Metalworkers Union of São José dos Campos and General Motors, the company proposed the temporary suspension of 794 workers Employment Contracts for two months. After that, all those workers would be fired.
Currently, the Sao José dos Campos plant has about 5,200 workers and produces 300 vehicles per day, of S10 pickup trucks and Chevrolet Trailblazer models.
“The strike is the only way we can stop mass dismissals from taking place at GM. Now, we will only return to work when our demands are accepted”, says union president Antonio Ferreira de Barros.
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