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GM proposes Brazil workforce reduction through buyouts, union says

FILE PHOTO: The GM logo is seen at the General Motors plant in Sao Jose dos Campos, Brazil, January 22, 2019. REUTERS/Roosevelt Cassio

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - General Motors GM.N is offering buyouts to some of its Brazilian workers, a local union said on Wednesday, as the country's No. 1 automaker struggles with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis.

The union said GM also plans to extend furloughs meant to end in September by two more months. The union has yet to vote on the buyout program, but GM said it wants to offer it to all employees.

Reporting by Marcelo Rochabrun; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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