Management and Union In Talks Over Car Job Losses

Management and union representatives at the Trollhaettan car plant in Sweden are in negotiations to decide which of its workers are to be laid off.

250 assembly line workers and another 250 research and development workers at Saab are to lose their jobs out of a workforce of 6,000, as part of a cost cutting drive.

General Motors which owns Saab, hopes the job losses will help to turn around it’s loss making European division, which also includes Opel in Germany and Vauxhall in the UK.

A spokesman for Saab said he hoped that there’ll be no more need for more job cuts at Trollhaettan before 2006 but ” you should never say never.”

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