FIAT Chrysler Automobiles is sending its employees on vacation to the end of September, the factory union told the Beta news agency.
Production of the FIAT 500L is scheduled to resume on October 1. “We have been informed that a new break is coming, ie paid leave, up to October 1 when the workers are due back at the factory,” Independent Union leader Zoran Markovic said.
He said the management decided on the break to bring production into line with demand. The break comes less than three weeks after the plant sent its workers on collective paid leave. That break lasted some seven weeks and staff went back to work on September 3.
Markovic said that a total of 416 cars were made in September.