Fiat closes Sicily plant for another two weeks

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TURIN, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Italian industrial group Fiat announced a new round of temporary layoffs at its Sicilian car plant on Friday, meaning the factory will only be open for two weeks in February. Fiat regularly shutters its production lines to cut output in line with demand. During the closures, workers are paid out of a state-company fund. A Fiat source said the Termini Imerese plant, which makes the Punto city car, would be shut from Feb. 21 to March 6. Its 1,400 workers will also ...

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