Serbian government and FCA unions reach agreement
During a press conference after yesterday’s meeting with trade unions and representatives of the Stellantis group, Serbian Prime Minister Ana Brnabic said that 500 employees of the Fiat factory in Kragujevac, including all vulnerable categories such as pregnant women or women in childbirth, in vitro fertilization, mothers with children and people with disabilities, will have secure employment and from July 1, will receive 100% of their salary.
The Prime Minister also said that the second category of around 1,000 workers, which includes those who will work in the production of electric vehicles at the Kragujevac plant, will spend 18 to 24 months at Fiat factories in Slovakia, Poland. , Italy and Germany, after which will guarantee them a job in Kragujevac.
Brnabic added that these workers have a deadline until the end of June to say if they are interested in working abroad.
She also confirmed that the following financial work compensation has been agreed for employees who will work abroad – a bonus of 11,000 euros before departure, a minimum salary of 800 euros (Slovakia) and 850 euros (Poland), and a bonus of 6,000 euros upon return to Serbia, plus health insurance.
The Serbian government has also agreed to the formation of a working group that will determine the amount of severance pay and the position of people who do not want severance pay or who do not want to work abroad. The working group would consist of representatives of trade unions, employees of FCA, the Development Agency of Serbia (RAS) and the Serbian government.
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