The management of the Volkswagen Autoeuropa car plant in Palmela confirmed today that it will not renew the term contracts of 120 workers linked to the production of MPV (Multi-Purpose Vehicle) vehicles, unionist Eduardo Florindo told Lusa.
“Autoeuropa reaffirmed its intention not to renew the contracts with the 120 workers. And we, once again, reaffirmed that this does not make any sense. And that, in our opinion, there were alternatives to relocate these workers to other areas in the factory, ”said the leader of SITE-SUL, the Union of Workers in the Manufacturing, Energy and Environmental Activities of the South.
“The justification is to lower the production of the MPV van, Volkswagen Sharan [from 160 to 30 units per day]. An increase in the production of T-Roc is also expected, but the company claims that this vehicle has less labor than MPVs ”, added Eduardo Florindo, after a meeting with the management of Autoeuropa.
Questioned by the Lusa agency, Eduardo Florindo said that the factory management does not foresee any reduction in production until the end of this year and that he should not do without the contracted workers assigned to the assembly of the T-Roc, many of whom will end their contracts in the coming months of October November.
On the other hand, the union leader guaranteed that the union has no plans for any form of struggle other than to continue to pressure Autoeuropa to integrate the 120 workers concerned.
After the meeting held today with SITE-SUL, the management of Autoeuropa meets on Friday with the Workers' Commission, which also defends the integration of 120 fixed-term contractors.