Spain set to lose Polo car production

26th April 2006, Comments 0 comments

26 April 2006, MADRID – The German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced it is to move part of its production of Polo cars away from Spain.

26 April 2006

MADRID – The German car manufacturer Volkswagen has announced it is to move part of its production of Polo cars away from Spain.

The German newspaper Handelsblatt broke the news, which was later confirmed to the Spanish press.

Volkswagen said it had arranged to move part of the Polo production carried out in Navarre, in the north of Spain, to other factories in Europe, with Bratislava being the favourite.

The decision had been taken, stated the firm, because of the 15-month dispute which has been running with workers' unions at the Navarra factory.

VW and the unions have been unable to come to an agreement over a plan to make cut-backs, which could affect around 4,300 workers.

For the moment, VW has not stated what the percentage of Spanish production affected will be nor when it will happen.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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