March 20, 2020 / 10:24 AM / 15 days ago

Truckmaker Volvo to put all 20,000 Swedish staff on temporary lay off-scheme

STOCKHOLM, March 20 (Reuters) - Truckmaker AB Volvo said on Friday it would put all its 20,000 staff in Sweden on short-term temporary lay off-scheme starting next week as it plans to close it’s whole production system in the country.

“We have reached a frame agreement with the Swedish unions about short-term temporary lay offs of all employees in Sweden starting next week,” a spokesman said.

“The exact details will be decided in local agreements. There will be expections, with key functions and so on.” (Reporting by Johannes Hellstrom, editing by Johan Ahlander)

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