GM lay­ing off 415 more work­ers

Edmonton Sun - - NEWS -

Gen­eral Mo­tors said Mon­day it is tem­po­rar­ily lay­ing off an­other 415 work­ers in Mex­ico as a strike by 48,000 u.s. hourly work­ers en­ters its fourth week.

GM said it had par­tially idled its ramos arizpe propul­sion plant, with the V8 en­gine line and the CVT trans­mis­sion line not op­er­at­ing. The plant con­tin­ues to build en­gines for the ramos assem­bly plant, which is still op­er­at­ing, but GM pre­vi­ously laid off 6,000 work­ers in Mex­ico at a sep­a­rate fa­cil­ity in si­lao, Mex­ico.

On sun­day, a united auto Work­ers (uaw) of­fi­cial said the talks had taken a “turn for the worse.” Talks be­tween the uaw and GM re­sumed Mon­day morn­ing.

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