Fiat to layoff workers at Melfi plant for 2 weeks


TURIN, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Italian carmaker Fiat plans to lay off about 5,000 workers for two weeks at its plant in Melfi, southern Italy, a company source said on Monday. Fiat has been using temporary layoffs to cut production to meet weak demand and to counter deep losses. The Melfi factory produces some Fiat Puntos and the Lancia Ypsilon. Workers will down tools from Dec. 27 to Jan. 9.

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