Quake hits car em­ploy­ees

Townsville Bulletin - - Investor -

FRENCH au­tomaker PSA Peu­geot Citroen has laid off sev­eral thou­sand work­ers tem­po­rar­ily af­ter the mas­sive earth­quake in Ja­pan hit com­po­nent sup­plies, union and man­age­ment said. Union sources said some 5000 work­ers were af­fected at dif­fer­ent com­pany sites in France, with an­other 5000 sub­con­trac­tors also hit. The stop­page should be rel­a­tively short, man­age­ment said. ‘‘ The sit­u­a­tion ought to be back to nor­mal within a week,’’ a com­pany spokesman said. The huge March 11 earth­quake and tsunami halted much of Ja­pan’s pro­duc­tion.

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