Workers’ strike prevents assembling of 1,100 Toyota cars

A strike staged by Venezuelan Toyota’s trade union Sintratoyota has lead to substantial losses since the company’s operations came to a halt last August 2, said a source close to the company.

Since the strike began, the company has stopped producing 1,100 cars at its plant in the state of Sucre, northeast Venezuela, also affecting suppliers, car dealers, and workers’ income in the last three weeks.

The source added that conversations between the authorities and the trade union have not made much progress. Unofficial reports claimed that the Venezuelan Ministry of Labor has called upon workers to resume operations, but the union has ignored the call.

On Monday, a court granted an injunction against the strike, which began after a court issued a ruling that favored Toyota, as it dismissed an action filed by workers seeking payment of labor liabilities.

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