“Hundreds of workers have approached the Independent Trade Union at the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Serbia factory to find out the reasons why the company has asked them to come to the factory at different times for interviews,” said the Trade Union president, Sasa Djordjevic.
Djordjevic told the Beta agency that the Union has no information on the reason for such requests to workers to report to the factory and added that they fear layoffs. “When workers are invited to come to the company in this way, it cannot be good news,” Djordjevic said.
He continued that today he will know “what the reason for the whole story behind calling the workers in,” as a delegation of three union members will have a meeting with the factory director Nikola Jerotijevic. As was mentioned earlier by the Independent Trade Union of Fiat’s subsidiary, Fiat Plastik, the speculations are rife that Fiat workers in Kragujevac will be offered to leave the factory voluntarily and go to work in Fiat’s factories in Poland and Italy.
According to them, this is the plan during the planned transition period until preparations begin for the production of electric vehicles in the company’s Kragujevac factory.
Since the beginning of this year, Fiat production workers have worked only a handful of days a month and spent most of their time on paid leave. As reported earlier, production workers have been cleaning the aisles and assembly lines in the factory this week and will resume paid leave until May 20.
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