Renault suspends production at a French plantMay 9, 2020
Renault suspended production at one of its French factories following a court ruling criticizing the automaker in informing unions of its enhanced protective measures taken to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Partial activity at the carmaker’s factory in Sanduville resumed at the end of last month after a six-week downtime due to an outbreak of the disease and related quarantine.
“All activity at the site in Sanduville has ceased since May 7, and this will continue until further notice,” said a spokeswoman for Renault.
Renault plans to appeal the judgment. Note that the court ruling was issued in a lawsuit filed by the local branch of the CGT union. The essence of the lawsuit, however, is not specified.
Renault Trafic vans are assembled at the plant in Sanduvil, as well as its converted versions under other brands – Nissan NV300 and Fiat Talento. The factory employs 1900 people.
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