Carmakers expand production, strike may erupt in Peugeot Trnava

THE SLOVAK plant of Kia carmaker in Žilina, Kia Motors Slovakia, plans to hire more than 50 new people in the upcoming weeks. The Peugeot plant in Trnava is to invest €80 million, but a potential strike there is looming.

PSA Peugeot Citroen in TrnavaPSA Peugeot Citroen in Trnava (Source: SITA)

Kia Motors Slovakia plans to launch a three-shift operation in the engine-producing department of its plant in Teplička nad Váhom near Žilina, the Sme daily wrote on March 6, quoting spokesman Jozef Bačé. He added that the increased interest in engine production has opened new jobs especially for candidates with technical education and practical experience, offering various positions, one-week training and later also enhanced training.

The new model to be produced by PSA Peugeot Citroën in its Trnava plant shall be Citroën, the Denník N daily wrote on March 6, quoting the ČTK newswire. The plan is to invest hundreds of millions of euros, out of that €80 million in Trnava. However, this will probably not bring new jobs.

Prime Minister Robert Fico was to announce the plans but due to his illness, the meeting with carmaker representatives was scrapped. The Citroën C3 Picasso model shall be replaced with a new one, but no details are not yet known.

Labour unions in the Trnava plant are at the same time negotiating salary increases, with a potential strike looming, according to the Hospodárske noviny daily. The daily also wrote that as there is no consensus in sight and the Economy Ministry should now send a mediator to find a solution acceptable for both sides.  

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