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Stop the Closure of All Ford Plants in Brazil

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CSP-Conlutas declaration

The Ford Co announced on January 11, 2021 their decision to end vehicle production at its three plants in Brazil in 2021. The Camaçari (BA) and Taubaté (SP) plants will be closed immediately, according to the company, maintaining only the production of parts for after sales stocks.

These closures have a devastating impact on the workers. 3,500 employees work at the Camaçari plant, 830 at Taubaté plant and 470 at Horizonte plant. At least another 15,000 outsourced workers in and out these three plants will be fired.

The company’s announcement states that "the Covid-19 pandemic expands the industry’s persistent idle capacity and reduced sales, resulting in years of significant losses." But we know that the pandemic just accelerated the automaker’s restructuring plans. Workers cannot afford to pay for the crisis.

One of the problems pointed out for profit reduction are the financial remittances abroad, to its headquarters. We have seen that profit remittances by automakers operating in Brazil and around the world does not help to keep jobs to the workers.

We have to resist. Against all these attacks, that is happening around the world, we must stand up and fight in international and solidarity struggle.

Stop Ford plants’ closure !

No layoffs. Job security now !

End of automakers’ profit remittances abroad !

Nationalization of Ford and all corporations which are laying-off employees under workers’ control !