Business, South Africa

General Motors Exit: GM issue lay-off notices to employees

Numsa confirms, GM will lay-off 600 employees by the end of July 2017

General Motors South Africa (GMSA) to cut an estimate of 600 jobs in July 2017 when it began to exit the country.

United States based vehicle manufacture General Motors announced last week that it will quit its operations in South Africa at the end of 2017. The move which received a lot of criticism from Labour union Numsa which most of their members will be affected.

South Africa’s top manufacturing union NUMSA said late Monday that 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors SA will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the car maker to sell its local operations.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said in a statement that GM had confirmed the numbers and issued lay-off notices as required by law.

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