FCA suspends production in North America in response to COVID-19 Emergency

Mar 19, 2020   Features

Working with the UAW and listening to the concerns of its workers, FCA has agreed to cease production at its plants across North America, starting progressively from March 18 through the end of March.

While production is paused, the company will put actions into place to facilitate the steps agreed through the joint task-force set up between the UAW and the automakers. Through this period, which the company will reevaluate at the end of this month, FCA will work to enhance its manufacturing operations to facilitate the changes agreed with the UAW including shift timings, structures and enhanced cleaning protocols.

 

Commenting on this action, FCA CEO, Mike Manley said: “Working with the UAW, and having visited many of our plants yesterday, we need to ensure employees feel safe at work and that we are taking every step possible to protect them. We will continue to do what is right for our people through this period of uncertainty.”

 

With priority towards the health and safety of its workforce, FCA is also evaluating the impact of all steps being taken inside the company and on macro-economic conditions related to the Coronavirus emergency on the current financial guidance. It will provide an update on the financial guidance when that evaluation is complete and it have sufficient visibility on market conditions.

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