A multinational in the agricultural implements sector fired 297 employees from the factory located in the Northwest of Rio Grande do Sul. The layoffs at John Deere in Horizontina occurred between this Monday (6) and Tuesday (7), in the harvester production sectors such as welding, painting, assembly, stamping and warehouse.
John Deere laid off almost 300 employees at the beginning of November
The information was confirmed this Wednesday (8) by the Metalworkers Union of Horizontina and Region, which is closely monitoring the situation. In August, the company had already cut 170 employees.
According to the president of the Metalworkers Union of Horizontina and Region, Jorge Luís Ramos, the company informed that the measure was taken to be able to adapt to the production volume.
Initially, the multinational intended to carry out 350 layoffs, however, in union negotiations, the number remained at 297, 60 of which were temporary positions. The union also negotiated so that couples would not be fired.
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