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GM to cut 600 jobs in South Africa by July as it pulls out of country

PUBLISHED: Tue, 23 May 2017 10:49:27 GMT

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South Africa’s top manufacturing union NUMSA said late Monday that 600 workers out of 1,500 at General Motors SA will lose their jobs by July after a decision last week by the car maker to sell its local operations.

The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) said in a statement that GM had confirmed the numbers and issued lay-off notices as required by law.

(Reporting by Wendell Roelf; Editing by Ed Stoddard)


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