Opel To Cut Workers' Shifts As Brexit Slows Sales

Opel to cut workers' shifts as Brexit slows sales

BERLIN, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 19th August, 2016) - German carmaker Opel will have to cut hours for its factory workers as demand for certain models falls in the wake of Brexit, a spokesman said on Friday. Factories in Ruesselsheim, near Frankfurt, and Eisenach in central Germany -- where a total of about 5,000 workers produce the Insignia and Corsa models -- will be affected.

"We cannot confirm the exact number of days" that will be cut, the spokesman said.

"That will depend heavily on the sales volume of the Insignia and the Corsa in the UK." Opel, owned by US auto giant General Motors, sells more cars in Britain under its Vauxhall brand than in any other European country.