RPT-Honda suspends 700 Thai workers due to slow sales


BANGKOK, Dec 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Honda Motor Co will temporarily suspend 700 contract workers at its new plant in Thailand next month due to a sharp drop in car sales, an official at Honda's Thai unit said on Wednesday. The workers, who were hired for Honda's second plant as part of a plan to boost annual output to 240,000 units in Thailand, will receive 75 percent of their salaries until the market picks up again, said the official who declined to be named. "We asked them to stop ...

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