Union says GM agrees to scrap 700 Brazil layoffs


SAO PAULO, Brazil, July 24 (Reuters) - General Motors Corp. has scrapped a plan to lay off 700 workers at an auto plant in Southeast Brazil after cutting a deal with workers who were threatening to strike if the cuts were implemented, a union said on Wednesday. But the giant U.S. automaker, which employs 17,000 people in Brazil, would let go 108 temporary workers of the 808 it initially planned to sack when their contracts expired at the end of the month, Sao Caetano do Sul Metalworkers ...

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