The employees of General Motors (GM) of São José dos Campos approved the proposal for the temporary suspension of contracts (layoff), with a salary reduction of up to 25%, in an online meeting closed at 22h this Thursday (9). As a result, 90% of the metallurgists at the unit, which has about 3,500 workers, will go into layoff as of Tuesday (14).
The proposal, based on Provisional Measure 936, was negotiated between GM and the São José dos Campos Metalworkers Union. It proposes a salary reduction according to the employee's floor. At the plant, only the 100 workers who will stay at the factory will not be impacted by the measure. Another 42 will work in the home office regime.
The layoff starts on Tuesday (14) and lasts for two months, being extendable for another two months. During this period, part of the wages will be paid with resources from the Worker Support Fund (FAT) and the rest would be paid by GM.
The online voting was opened last Wednesday (8), at 20h, and closed at 22h this Thursday. The system was developed for the vote only gave access to GM metallurgists. They were allowed to vote only once, with guaranteed absolute secrecy. All employees had the right to vote.
Last week, the automaker, owner of Chevrolet, confirmed in a note that 'it has been taking measures to protect the health of its employees in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, while seeking alternatives to ensure the future of the business'.
How will the salary reduction be
Net salary – Percentage of salary to be received
- Up to R $ 2,090.00 – 95%
- R $ 2,090.01 to R $ 5,000 – 90%
- R $ 5,000.01 to R $ 10,000 – 85%
- R $ 10,000.01 – R $ 20,000 – 80%
- Above R $ 20,000 – 75%