At a press conference after yesterday’s meeting with trade unions and representatives of the Stellantis Group, Serbian Prime Minister, Ana Brnabic, said that 500 employees at Fiat’s factory in Kragujevac, including all vulnerable categories such as women who are pregnant or in the process of in vitro fertilization, mothers with children, and people with disabilities, will have a safe job and from July 1, will receive 100 percent of their salaries.
The Prime Minister also said that the second category of about 1,000 workers, which includes those that will work on the production of electric vehicles at the Kragujevac factory, will spend 18 to 24 months in Fiat’s plants in Slovakia, Poland, Italy and Germany, after which they will be guaranteed job in Kragujevac.
Brnabic added that those workers are given a deadline until the end of June to say whether they are interested in working abroad.
She also confirmed that the following work financial compensation was agreed for the employees that will work abroad – a bonus of 11,000 euros before departure, minimum salary of 800 euros (Slovakia) and 850 euros (Poland), and bonus of 6,000 euros upon return to Serbia, plus health insurance.
The Serbian government also agreed to a working group being formed that will determine the amount of severance pay and the position of people who do not want severance pay or do not want to work abroad. The working group would be composed of representatives of trade unions, FCA employees, the Development Agency of Serbia (RAS), and the Serbian government.
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