FILE PHOTO: The Stellantis logo is seen on a corporate building in Velizy-Villacoublay near Paris, France, February 23, 2022. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes
February 25, 2022
MILAN (Reuters) – Stellantis has requested the temporary activation of a mining program at its Melfi plant in Italy in response to production glitches amid a global chip shortage and opposition from truckers, a union representative said on Friday.
The automaker has told unions it requires the furlough program to run for two weeks until March 13, Marco Lomio, UILM union representative for the Basilicata region where Melfi is based, told Reuters. .
However, a decision on the extent of the measures and how much production could be lost depends on the chip situation and how truckers go on strike to protest the rise in fuel prices, he said. said more.
At Melfi, one of the group’s largest assembly facilities in Italy, Stellantis produces the Jeep Renegade and Compass models and the Fiat 500X compact SUV.
Stellantis declined to comment.
(Reporting by Elvira Pollina, editing by Maria Pia Quaglia and Keith Weir)
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