Car factory workers block key motorway in Serbia capital


BELGRADE, Serbia — Dozens of Serbian motor vehicle factory staff on Wednesday blocked a critical motorway in the cash Belgrade to protest layoff and relocation ideas.

The workers traveled from the central town of Kragujevac, in which the plant is located, to Belgrade, stating they needed superior severance bargains for workers who are to get rid of their work opportunities or get transferred to other factories in Europe.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) Serbia is 33% owned by the government of Serbia. The plant in Kragujevac has used some 2,000 workers but the company a short while ago declared it will quickly shut down pending planned production there of electric vehicles from 2024.

Fiat Chrysler Vehicles merged past 12 months with French automobile maker Groupe PSA to produce Stellantis.

The staff in Serbia have been provided severance and transfers but they mentioned the offer was not good ample, and demanded that the authorities assist negotiate a better just one.

The protest on Wednesday snarled visitors in the Serbian capital for the duration of a chaotic aspect of the working day. The blocked motorway potential customers to a person of the bridges around the Sava river connecting two components of the metropolis.

A workers’ union leader, Zoran Miljkovic said protesters most of all want to “work in our factory.”

“If that is not attainable we demand improved severance bargains or transfer to other businesses in Kragujevac,” reported Miljkovic. “It is not our fault that we are in this condition.”


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