Prime Minister about Fiat’s workers: 1,000 go abroad, 500 remain to work, and 500 are redundant
Five hundred Fiat’s workers are redundant, said Prime Minister Ana Brnabic, but she announced that the Serbian government would fight to get them the best possible severance pay and to help them find a new job.
She told Pink TV that Stellantis, which will produce electric cars in Kragujevac from the end of 2024, will need 1,550 workers, and Fiat currently employs 2,016.
„We are making an effort to make sure that these workers have the best possible severance pays, they will receive severance pays and they will be higher than the legal minimum, that is already arranged. They asked for even higher pays, we are fighting to get the best possible conditions for them,“ Brnabic said.
She stressed that out of the 1,550 workers that the factory would need, 500 would remain to work in Kragujevac during the transition period, which would last for 18 to 24 months, and that these people would receive full salary and that vulnerable groups, such as pregnant women, women with little children and the disabled, would certainly remain there.
„There are 1,000 people who need to re-qualify and go to training abroad. Now the biggest fight is for them to have the best possible conditions,“ she said, noting that it was agreed that they would have a guaranteed job at the Stellantis factory upon their return from abroad.