May 23, 2017 / 7:01 AM / 2 months ago

REFILE-GM to cut 600 South Africa jobs by July as it pulls out of country

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CAPE TOWN, May 23 (Reuters) - South Africa's top manufacturing union NUMSA said late Monday that 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors SA will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the car maker to sell its local operations.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said in a statement that GM had confirmed the numbers and issued lay-off notices as required by law. (Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Ed Stoddard)

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