Ford confirmed on Thursday (21) the dismissal of 110 employees of the Proving Ground located in Tatuí (SP).
According to the automaker, the goal is to make the unit economically viable and maintain its innovative product development capability.
In G1, the company said in a statement that the shutdowns result from the underutilization of the capacity of the complex, which currently operates at 30%, as well as the cyclical characteristic of the work done at the unit.
In September, Ford announced that it would be upgrading its Proving Staff as part of the automaker's extensive organizational restructuring process in recent months. With the announcement, the unit's employees went on strike.
At the time, the president of the city's metallurgists union, Ronaldo da Mota, said 270 workers had joined the strike because they would not be offered a benefit package to those being shut down, as was the case in São Bernardo do Campo.
According to the union, representatives of the category try to negotiate proposals with the company, but none has been approved. A conciliation hearing has been scheduled for Wednesday (27).
Also in a note, Ford regretted the fact that no offer was approved by the workers and reaffirmed that it intends to maintain the operations of the Tatuí Proving Ground.