Toyota Extends Lockdown On North American Auto Plants

Publish On: 09 Apr, 2020 12:01 PM | Updated   |   Madhurima  

TEXAS: Japanese multinational automotive manufacturer, Toyota Motors have declared that they will reopen its plants situated in North American by 4 May 2020. Which means, they plan to extend their current shut down by 2 more weeks

The Japanese automaker cited the continued COVID-19 pandemic and decline in vehicle demand to increase the halt of production at all of its automobile and components plants in Canada, Mexico and therefore the US.

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Toyota won't furlough its direct employees but has asked its hourly plant employees to use two days out of the ten-day extension as a paid day off or they'll go without pay if they do not have accrued leave.

For Toyota's 5,000 workers provided by outside agencies, Toyota is releasing those workers back to their agencies. Toyota will still pay for the benefits of these workers for the present, and that they probably might be eligible for unemployment.

On Tuesday, Honda Motor Co and Nissan Motor Co on Tuesday said that they had furloughed thousands of workers at their U.S. operations because the coronavirus pandemic slashes demand for cars within the country.

A spokesman for Honda, which employs about 18,400 workers at plants in Alabama, Indiana and Ohio, said the Japanese automaker would guarantee salaries through Sunday, has suspended operations on March 23. The plants are going to be closed through the First of May.

Nissan said it had been temporarily letting go if about 10,000 U.S. hourly workers effective April 6. It has also suspended operations at its U.S. manufacturing facilities through late April because of the impact of the outbreak.

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Automakers face a dramatic drop in sales in America, the world's second-largest car market after some states barred dealers from selling new cars while "stay-at-home" orders have been initiated. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV on Monday extended its shutdown of U.S. and Canadian plants until May 4.