FORD FAC­TORY LAY­OFFS COM­ING

Drop in sales across all mod­els forces staff cuts

Costa Levante News - - FRONT PAGE - By Joe Wick­man

VA­LEN­CIA'S in­dus­trial bea­con, the Ford ve­hi­cle man­u­fac­tur­ing plant in Al­mus- safes will also be tar­geted by staff cut­backs, com­pany of­fi­cials have an­nounced this week.

Com­pany spokes­peo­ple ad­mit­ted that the Va­len­cia plant is work­ing bet­ter than oth­ers, but that there will have to be some lay­offs all the same fol­low­ing a drop in sales across all mod­els.

Con­ver­sa­tions are cur­rently tak­ing place be­tween com­pany man­agers and union lead­ers to clar­ify ex­actly how much the spend­ing needs to be cut. How­ever, with the com­pany fail­ing to meet pre­vi­ous agree­ments reached be­tween both sides af­ter is­su­ing overly op­ti­mistic pre­dic­tions, the end re­sult may be more of a tweak here and there than mas­sive lay­offs. The fact that the Va­len­cia plant pro­duces the hy­brid model is one of its sav­ing graces, but no­table drops spe­cially in the sales of diesel cars are still hav­ing a neg­a­tive im­pact

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