Fiat union: Two groups of workers leave for Slovakia

NEWS 02.08.202218:18
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Head of the Kragujevac Fiat plant Independent Union Sasa Djordjevic said that two groups of workers of the Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) plant left last week to work at the Stellantis car factory in Slovakia, and that two more groups will leave in the next two weeks, Fonet reported.

Djordjevic said these were the workers who accepted the company’s “three plus one” offer under which they are to spend three months working in Slovakia and then have a month off in Kragujevac.

Djordjevic said the union has no information on the number of workers who accepted the offer to work abroad, adding that he expects the employer to release this information at the beginning of September.

Once we have information on this number we will also know how many workers opted for severance payments, because those who refuse to go abroad will also be laid off and paid 790 Euro per year of service, he explained.

Djordjevic said that the FCA has met all its obligations under the agreement reached with the unions and the Serbian Government regarding the employment of workers, severance pay and social program for redundant workers.

If would have been better if we had arrived at these results without protests and road blockades, but we had no other choice, Djordjevic said.