Stellantis NV auto manufacturer announced that they would be starting a redundancy for an indefinite time beginning next week at their Sterling Heights factory.
The fourth-largest car manufacturer in the world did not provide an exact number of workers being laid off, but it told Reuters that the action was made “in order to operate the plant in a more sustainable manner.”
The United Auto Workers Local 1264, a union that manages the concerns of the Stellantis-owned Chrysler Sterling stamping factory, uploaded a letter saying the “indefinite layoff will be from the bottom up,” beginning June 20.
Some media outlets reached out for comments on the number of employees affected, but UAW did not issue a response immediately.
Stellantis’ Sterling Stamping, according to its website, is the world’s biggest stamping factory, and it currently employs 2,184 workers, which includes around 2,000 hourly employees.
Separately, a Canadian auto workers union representing Stellantis workers at Windsor Assembly Plant in Ontario, Unifor Local 444, took to Twitter on Tuesday, stating that the car manufacturer’s factory in Windsor will be closed for the week of June 20 due to the lack of parts.
“Stellantis continues to work closely with our suppliers to mitigate the manufacturing impacts caused by the various supply chain issues facing our industry,” a company spokesperson told Reuters.
“As the situation continues to be very fluid, we are making production adjustments as necessary to minimize additional production impact.”
The car company’s key Melfi plant in southern Italy has been halted for a week due to insufficient parts like semiconductors.
In April, Stellantis stated that it expects the semiconductor supply chain problem to lack improvement before next year.
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