UPDATE 1-Venezuela says lockout at Sojitz car plant illegal


(Recasts, updates with company comment, background) CARACAS, Aug 26 (Reuters) - Venezuela's labor ministry declared on Wednesday a lockout of unionized workers at a plant that assembles Mitsubishi and Hyundai vehicles illegal, stepping up pressure on the embattled auto sector. The ministry ruled that assembler Sojitz Corp had no right to unilaterally shut down its factory while the union's collective contract was in force and ordered the factory to resume operations. Sojitz shut down ...

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