The independent union of the Fiat Chrysler Automobile Plant in Serbia has announced that it will “never agree” with the company’s intentions to completely halt production at the Kragujevac plant by sending workers abroad and laying off workers.
A union statement said that if their demands were not met, they would take “radical measures in their labor struggle”.
The company is being called to offer workers, whose work is temporarily suspended, the opportunity to go on paid vacation under labor law, as noted, Fiat expressly expresses its willingness to continue operations at the Kragujevac plant.
The union demands that workers be sent abroad exclusively in accordance with the relevant regulations, and also demands that Fiat not evade the provisions of this law by “voluntarily” forcing workers to accept the informally offered conditions.
“Workers, who are unwilling to accept either option, should be offered incentive compensation that cannot be lower than industry standards,” the union said in a press release.
Workers were instructed to ask Fiat to make a formal bid before deciding what to do. “All other solutions, both urgent and imposed, will be answered in the spirit of the struggle for the rights of the Kragujevac workers,” concludes the statement signed by the president of the independent trade union FCA, Sasa Djordjevic.
Yesterday, Fiat workers were informed of the terms of work for two years in Germany, Italy, Poland and Slovakia, where the Stellantis plant is located.
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