What will happen with Fiat’s factory in Kragujevac?

Production of the Fiat 500 L at the Kragujevac plant has been suspended once again until 12 April. The complicated and slow supply of components for the production of this model could be a consequence of the crisis caused by the war in Ukraine.

The employees do not know what the future of the factory will be and hope that the good news about the production of a new model, announced by the state leadership at the end of last year, will come true. The president of the Independent Trade Union of Fiat Plastik, Zoran Miljković, said that he received unofficial information from the Serbian PM’s cabinet that the factory in Serbia would not close down and that as of 2023, it would start manufacturing electric models, probably Fiat Panda.  

“Of course, this is just a speculation and we are still waiting for official information,” he stressed. “The President of Serbia had announced good news for Fiat, even before the elections, but for now, the only thing we have is this unofficial information,” Miljković said.

He added that there the production was stopped again and would resume on 12th April and that the workers will be at the factory for only two or three days in April.  

“Workers are currently being paid the minimum wage, which is unacceptable. We hope that this will change soon, otherwise, we will have to look for another job to in order to survive,” Miljković added.

According to him, Serbian workers leaving to work in Fiat’s factory in Slovakia is a confirmation that there is no work in Serbia for them.

(Biznis.rs, 04.04.2022)




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