Some areas of the General Motors plant in Silao, Guanajuato will stop operations from December 15 through January 15 to make adjustments to the production lines, a union leader told local media.
According to Alejandro Rangel Segovia, some of the workers will receive training and perform maintenance work, while some others will take the vacations pending from this year.
These changes are due in part to the fact that the plant located in the Bajio region still produces some Silverado and GMC Sierra light trucks from the previous generation. However, starting in January, those production lines will start manufacturing next-generation pickups, both regular and crew cab versions.
The union leader said they’re still negotiating the salary that workers will receive during the partial shut, which they’re asking to be between 70 and 80% with benefits fully preserved.