GM Dismisses Employees from Three Factories in Brazil Via Telegram and Email

Company says the measure was taken due to a drop in sales and exports

São Paulo

Workers from General Motors in São José dos Campos, Mogi das Cruzes, and São Caetano do Sul were dismissed this Saturday (21). According to the union, the notices were sent via telegram and email. The automaker confirms layoffs but does not provide the total number of dismissals.

According to the Union of Metalworkers of São José dos Campos and Region, the notifications were sent to various workers, including those on layoff, without prior negotiation with the union.

In a statement, General Motors states that the decline in sales and exports led them to adjust their workforce.

"This measure was taken after several attempts to meet the needs of each factory, such as layoff, collective vacations, days off, and a proposal for a voluntary severance program. We understand the impact this decision can have on people's lives, but the adjustment is necessary and will allow the company to maintain the agility of its operations, ensuring sustainability for the future," the statement says.

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