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The first Ford plant in Russia had one month


The Ford company of all in a month will stop production of automobile cars in the Russian Federation. As the American company closes the plant in the Leningrad Region and why workers reconciled to "unfair" compensations - in the material DW.

at the end of June, 2019 car maker Ford will leave Vsevolozhsk. Because of restructuring of Ford Sollers joint venture the plant in the Leningrad Region will be closed after 17 years of work.

In March between the Russian representative of a brand and employees of the plant flashed the conflict because of the size of compensation. Employees did not receive from the employer comparable with European payments and now demand the help from the state. On Monday, May 20, officials of the Leningrad Region will hold consultation with administration of the plant about employment of dismissed.

of Ford - the first American plant in Russia
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of Ford opened production in Vsevolozhsk 17 years ago. In 2002 this plant was the only thing in all Russia the autoenterprise in the capital for which 100% was kept by Americans. They invested 150 million dollars in construction of the plant, and that became the largest investment project in the Russian northwest. By the time of start 400 experts worked there, later this figure approached two thousand.

of the Problem at the Russian representative office coincided with an economic crisis in Russia of 2014. At Ford Sollers - joint venture of the Ford Motor Company and PJSC SOLLERS - then sales were sharply reduced. By agreement of the parties 700 people left, but business from it did not return to normal. The plant in Vsevolozhsk which makes the Focus and Mondeo models regularly "rose" because of idle times and strikes. Workers demanded to index salary and to completely pay production idle time.

In January, 2019 on shops went rumors that the enterprise will be closed soon. The company disproved them, and even the governor of the Leningrad Region Alexander Drozdenko said that at least all 2019 the plant still will work. In total in a month the company declared that it because of restructuring will leave the Russian market of cars and will close the plants in Vsevolozhsk, Naberezhnye Chelny and Yelabuga. In the last production of the light Ford Transit vans will remain.

Workers of Ford did not achieve the European payments
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the company will spend 174 million dollars For closing of the plants. Compensations to workers vary depending on their experience at the time of dismissal. The experience is estimated less than five years at 5.5 monthly salaries, and of 15 years - at 12 salaries. As a result everyone will receive from 300 to 660 thousand rubles. Shopping malls - "Cancellation of the contract at the initiative of the employer" will leave otkazchik from the program of voluntary dismissal (PVD) under the Article 81.

Such conditions seemed to much unfair. To the management specified for the weekend grants when closing the Ford plants in Germany where on hands allegedly gave two annual salaries. Meetings for increase in compensations did not affect determination of managers. The chairman of trade-union committee in Vsevolozhsk Mikhail Sergeyev told that before May holidays предло

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